Bill that gives convicted felons guns put on hold

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OKLAHOMA CITY—A decision on a bill that would allow convicted felons to have guns is being put on hold in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

HB 1775 would allow convicted nonviolent felons who have completed their sentence and probation to get their gun rights restored.

The bill would also allow those individuals to apply for a permit to carry a handgun.

After learning about the bill, members of the House Public Safety Committee raised concerns about the move.

The bill’s author, Republican Todd Russ, agreed to put the bill on hold.

For more information on the bill, visit the Okla. State Legislature’s website.