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Lawmakers Look to Expand "Make My Day" (Jan 30, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Following a series of high-profile shootings deemed justified under Oklahoma's "Make My Day" law, some lawmakers are looking to expand the state's gun laws to allow citizens to defend themselves beyond just their homes.

The law is nicknamed after the line by Clint Eastwood's "Dirty" Harry Callahan character in the 1983 film "Sudden Impact."

It was expanded last year to allow the use of deadly force by business owners or employees. It currently applies to those who have a "reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm" after someone illegally enters their home or business.

This year, lawmakers are looking to expand the protections the law provides to include people who may enter a business peacefully but with "violent intent."



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