State Gun Laws for Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. *Always Consult An Attorney.
home, workplace, occupied vehicle.
How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Self-Defense Act; Handgun Licensing and RECIPOCITY With Other States. CLICK HERE
List Of Sheriff's Departments In Oklahoma: CLICK HERE
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (“OSBI”) is authorized to issue a CCL.
TITLE 21 § 1290.3 AUTHORITY TO ISSUE LICENSE
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is hereby authorized to license an eligible person to carry a concealed or unconcealed handgun as provided by the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. The authority of the Bureau shall be limited to the provisions specifically provided in the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. The Bureau shall promulgate rules, forms, and procedures necessary to implement the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.
An applicant for a CCL must be a U.S. citizen, an Oklahoma resident, at least 21 years old, have completed a firearms safety and training course and submit proof of competency and qualification (or provide an exemption certificate from a certified gun safety instructor), and submit all other necessary documents and fees. SEE THE LINKS ABOVE.
When carrying a concealed handgun, the licensee must also carry his or her CCL and a valid Oklahoma driver’s license or other identification.
A licensee must inform a police officer that the licensee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun when the licensee first comes into contact with any law enforcement officer during the course of any arrest, detention or routine traffic stop.
It is unlawful for any person having a CCL to carry a concealed handgun into any: government building; meeting of any elected or appointed government officials; prison or detention center; elementary, secondary, or vocational-technical school property; sports arena during a professional sporting event; any place where pari-mutuel wagering is authorized; college or university property and any other place specifically prohibited by law. Except for any elementary, secondary, or vocational-technical school property, these prohibitions do not apply to parking lots.
The State of Oklahoma recognizes any valid concealed carry weapons permit or license issued by another state.
NOTE: AS OF NOVEMBER 1st 2019
SDA and 'Constitutional Carry'
Q: Can I continue to renew my SDA license after Constitutional Carry goes into effect Nov. 1?
A: Yes, you can continue to obtain or renew your license in Oklahoma after Nov. 1.
Q: After Constitutional Carry goes into effect on Nov. 1, am I able to get a license to carry a gun in Oklahoma?
A: Yes, you can still go through the process to obtain a license after Nov. 1. Oklahoma has reciprocal agreements with other states that recognize Oklahoma’s permit in their state. If you choose to not get a permit in Oklahoma and you travel to a state that requires a permit to carry open or concealed, then you are subject to the laws of that state.
Q: Can I be reimbursed for the fees to obtain or renew my SDA carry license?
A: All fees previously incurred to obtain or renew a license in Oklahoma are non-refundable.
Q: What happens to those of us with a license between now and Nov. 1?
A: Until November 1, 2019, Oklahomans carrying open or concealed must have a license to do so in places authorized for carry.
Oklahoma Sate Gun Laws Vary From All Other States
State gun laws vary significantly from in Oklahoma to all other states. The laws identify different gun related laws including the possession, the use, and the sale of firearms and ammunition, and in some states it even regulates accessories that can be used on the gun including the capacity of magazine sizes for both semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Also, many states even including Oklahoma have regulations regarding the number of rounds that can be in a shotgun tube or magazine. (For Hunting) There are even specific gun laws unique to the District of Columbia and for US held territories.
Many state gun laws are even more restrictive than federal laws in both their content, their form, and the restriction of what types of weapons and ammunition can be sold within the state and the manner in which they can be possessed by state or territorial residents. It is vital that all residents of Oklahoma know ALL of the State Gun Laws!
As of 2019 there are 44 states that have some special provisions in their state constitutions that are very similar in language used in the second amendment of the United States Constitution, specifically language which protects the citizens of the State the rights to keep and bear arms.
In Oklahoma As In All States You Must Know The Gun Laws
The states which are well known to be anti-gun, and seem to have obvious political leanings against the Second Amendment are New York, California, New Jersey, Iowa, Minnesota and Maryland. Luckily, in the US supreme court decision of McDonald vs. Chicago; That the protections of the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms for self defense in one’s home apply against state governments and their politically motivated provisions, thereby preventing a state from abolishing completely any second amendment protections afforded by the US Constitution.
Typically, and in many cases State Gun Laws (Firearms) of Oklahoma are usually less restrictive than federal laws yet is not always the case, and one must be aware of these restrictions anytime they are purchasing or carrying a firearm in Oklahoma especially while using a concealed carry permit and traveling between states. There are many states that have reciprocity agreements and Oklahoma may be one of them, the recipocity are very specific on what states your particular permit will be accepted and recognized.
If You Travel From Oklahoma With A Gun Know The Recipocity Laws!
Keep in mind that although your Oklahoma permit may have a reciprocity agreement with a state you plan to visit the visiting state may have individual gun restrictions preventing your particular firearm or type of ammunition from being in their state, it is always wise to do your homework before traveling, keep in mind that a reciprocity CCW permit is not a blanket approval.
Remember this does not automatically include any de jure immunity against prosecution for violating any Oklahoma state gun laws or possible violations of any federal gun laws!
It should be noted that Oklahoma state and local police departments are generally not legally required or obligated to enforce federal gun laws as per the US Supreme Court ruling in Printz vs. The United States.
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