Oklahoma Bill would make pointing a gun legal under certain circumstances

5/27/2016 - Oklahoma -- You might not realize it, but pointing a gun at someone in Oklahoma is not legal - even in instances of self-defense.

Senate Bill 40 addresses that issue and seeks to make it legal for Oklahoman's to brandish their weapon in certain situations where the gun owner feels their safety is being threatened.

SB40 passed the Oklahoma House on Tuesday and will most likely be forwarded to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature.

Under current law, it is a felony in Oklahoma for a person to brandish a firearm at someone else.

The Bill's supporters feel this leaves gun owners with no other choice than to kill a potential threat because simply pointing a gun to diffuse a situation can lead to a felony record.