December 5, 2005
Stronger Make My Day Law in Oklahoma
Several of ABA/AALS inspectors touring the library during their recent visit thought it was strange that we had “no firearms allowed” stickers posed on the entrances to the law library. They would really be surprised if they learned about Oklahoma House Representative Kevin Calvey. He plans to introduce legislation that would allow citizens to use deadly force anywhere they perceive danger. Oklahoma already has a “Make My Day” law on the books that gives citizens the right to use deadly force inside their homes.
What got me thinking about these strange laws was Jim Milles’ re-post on Out of the Jungle about Icelandic butter available at Whole Foods. You see in Oklahoma we may be able to carry guns and shoot people everywhere but we can’t buy wine or strong beer in grocery stores, hence no Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s for us. So my out of town friends who live in more “progressive” cities think I am a freak because when I visit I usually demand a stop at one of these fine establishments at some point. File this one under musings at the water cooler.
Lee Peoples, Oklahoma City University Law Library
Editor's Note: I think you can tell what Lee would like for Christmas. You can send spirits to his office: OCU School of Law Library, 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106.
Here in "extreme" southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati), where only wusses obtain concealed carry permits, we don't care too much for wine, but we do like to mix our beer with ammo.
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