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Bill's author reacts to discussion about stand your ground law
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Bill's author reacts to discussion about stand your ground law

Bill's author reacts to discussion about stand your ground law
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Bill's author reacts to discussion about stand your ground law

The developments in Florida surrounding its stand your ground law have raised questions about similar laws, including Oklahoma’s.

KRMG talked with one of the primary authors behind Oklahoma’s law.

"And I don't believe it needs to be changed at all," says Trebor Worthen, a former Oklahoma lawmaker.

He tells KRMG that he does not believe the law needs to be modified or changed.

"I think the law works very well here. The intent of the law obviously is for law-abiding citizens who are minding their own business to be able to defend themselves when necessary,” says Worthen.

The law was created in 2006 and while Worthen admits it has been tested and interpreted by prosecutors and law enforcement, he says it’s still working as he intended it to work.

“If somebody attacks you, if somebody is threatening your life or your well-being , I believe that you should have the ability to defend yourself so we actually crafted it in a way to cover anywhere that you have a legal right to be to give you the right to defend yourself, defend your property and your family," says Worthen.

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