For Immediate Release: February 26, 2007
Senator Brian Crain
Measure to Arm Judges Advances to House
The Senate approved a measure Monday to provide
further protections for the state's courthouses by allowing
judges to carry firearms while on the job. Senator Brian
Crain is author of Senate Bill 145, which would allow for
the carrying and use of weapons in courtrooms by district, associate
district and special district judges.
"I'm pleased that this bill has made it past another hurdle,
and I hope that the House will pass it quickly as well so we
can get it to the Governor's desk," said Crain, R-Tulsa.
"Some of the most dangerous people in society are in our
courthouses, and this bill will help ensure the safety of those
buildings and everyone in them."
The measure provides that the Administrative Director of the
Courts would maintain a list of judges who would fall under
the blanket of the new law. Judges would also be required to
obtain a self-defense license before carrying a concealed weapon
into their courtroom.
The measure now moves to the House for consideration.
For more information contact:
Senator Crain's Office - (405) 521-5620