Panel OKs online renewal of handgun license

Panel OKs online renewal of handgun license

CREATED Feb 15, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahomans who want to carry a handgun may soon be able to get their license with the click of a button.

A bill approved in a House committee would allow individuals with a handgun license to renew it online.

The bill by Broken Arrow Republican Rep. Mike Ritze is dubbed the ``Modernization of Self-Defense Act Application Process of 2013.'' If approved by the new House Calendar Committee, the measure will head to the full House for a vote.

The Oklahoma Legislature last year approved a bill that allows an individual with a handgun license to carry their firearm either concealed or displayed openly in a holster.

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