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Oklahoma Department of Human Services amends gun policy


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the Oklahoma Department of Human Services violated foster parents' right to bear arms.

The lawsuit was filed after the department asked parents to sign a written agreement requiring weapons to be locked up.

The suit argued that the department's agreement obligated foster parents to keep their firearms locked up, to only carry their weapons around a child if it was required by their employer and to ensure weapons in automobiles were unloaded, disabled and locked in a container.

But agency spokeswoman Sheree Powell to...

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