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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Bill would aid disabled hunters

  • Laser sights would be allowed on private property.
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  • A bill to allow disabled veterans and citizens to use laser sight while hunting has been passed unanimously by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
     
    Senate Bill 819, authored in the House by state Rep. John Bennett, would give those veterans or citizens that are considered 100-percent disabled, according to a certified physician, the ability to use otherwise prohibited laser sights.
     
    These sights would only be available while hunting on private property and accompanied by a licensed hunter.
     
    “I think it’s extremely important for those disabled citizens and veterans to still have the opportunity to hunt,” said Rep. Bennett, R-Sallisaw.
     
    “We just want to make sure that we keep the safety of all of those who hunt in mind.”
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