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Does Oklahoma have a "castle Doctrine" law

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  1. rim

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    Does Oklahoma have a "Castle Doctrine" law on the books? I nosed around the state SDA website, but must have missed it?
     
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    I have always wondered about this. I knew bicycles were considered vehicles as it pertains to traffic laws, and it is nice to now have confirmation that they are vehicles as it pertains to Stand Your Ground too.
     
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    Oklahoma has probably THE BEST castle doctrine and stand your ground laws of any! Now, if Oklahoma would only allow some type of carry without a permit, such as open carry without a permit, Oklahoma would be just about perfect for gun laws!
     
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    If you get pulled over in OK and do not have your gun with you and you have a CCW you get asked why you don't have it.I have had empty guns in open sight and asked if it was loaded,when I said no I was told ann empty gun is useless.With the ability to legally protect yourself you are also expected to be an adult and responsible enough to provide the tools to do so.
     
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    I am a Sooner - born and raised here.
    Commonly referred to as ''GODS COUNTRY" by most, feared by Texans. ROLL TIDE.:evil:
    Sorry about that. hehe
    In all seriousness, not joking - in Oklahoma you can literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them.
    The first law was lovingly referred to as the " MAKE MY DAY LAW" here.
    Shoot to kill, no questions asked. sorta'
    The second part of this is the " STAND YOU GROUND LAW".
    If it is your property OR where you just so happen to be at (very ambiguous wording) you can pop a cap from your nine.
    A good lawyer can lite this stuff up here, but seldom is the newspaper going to hype it.
    Sorry about Colt, poor Texans. ROLL TIDE!!
     
  7. DWFan

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    "In all seriousness, not joking - in Oklahoma you can literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them."

    Yeah, you can except if they are there at your invitation and they aren't a threat, it's first degree murder and Oklahoma also has the death penalty.
     
  8. Bighouse Doc

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    "In all seriousness, not joking - in Oklahoma you can literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them."

    The very least you will do is "Life Without."

    We are one of the fastest places to get your needle in the USA!
     
  9. Kleanbore

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    Come again?

    Here are some relevant excerpts from the law:


    http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=69782

    So: there is a requirement that the entry be unlawful and forcible. Not only that, but said entry provides a presumption that a reasonable fear is justified. Such a presumption is undoubtedly rebuttable.

    The idea that one can "literally INVITE someone over to your house to kill them" in Oklahoma is (1) untrue, (2) not something to advise others, and (3) when repeated, even though untrue, provides fodder for antigunners. Don't believe it.

    Let us all hope that your post is never used against you.
     
  10. rawhide

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    In OK it applies any place you have a legal right to be.

    Most LEOs in Ok very pro personal defense but some DAs not. Best to know the law and take actions appriotately.
     
  11. rim

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    thanks for all the information!! I do live in Oklahoma and I do have my SDA License, I just couldn't find the info that applies to "Castle Doctrine' laws. :D
    Also, the wife just took her SDA class today!!!
     
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    Just funnin':neener:
    Wife is LEO, she has a good take on it. She makes sure I do to.
     
  13. Armybrat

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    Actually, in Oklahoma it is called the "Doublewide Doctrine". :D

    Hook'em Horns!
     
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    Hey, had a quick question about this. Thought it made more sense reviving this old thread to ask it.

    Do the Oklahoma castle laws still apply if it is a minor trying to break into your home? My apartment was broken into and I strongly suspect it was one of the teenagers in the neighborhood.
     
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    The OK "make my day" law dates from 1987. It came about after burglars murdered six old folks over Christmas.

    The murder of those elderly citizens and the case of a Tulsa dentist who killed a burglar resulted in the passage of the OK law.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...Day-law-cut-epidemic-of-violent-burglary.html

    No one who has killed a burglar/home invader in a "righteous" shooting has been successfully sued in civil court since the law came into effect.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...Day-law-cut-epidemic-of-violent-burglary.html
     
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