Oklahoma Gun Laws

Oklahoma Gun Laws

Oklahoma State Gun And Self-Defense Laws: YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL. Always Consult An Attorney                                   

Rifles & Shotguns Handguns
Permit to Purchase NO NO
Registration of Firearms NO NO
Licensing of Owners NO NO
Permit to Carry NO YES

State Self-Defense Law Review: Always Consult An Attorney

Duty to retreat before using Deadly force outside of Special Places


Crimes Justifying use of Deadly Force outside of Special Places

Forcible Felonies

Duty to Retreat when occupying special Places - Special places Mentioned in Statute such as Home, Workplace, Occupied Vehicle

No - Dwelling, residence, occupied vehicle

Presumption of Reasonableness in Special Places - Unlawful Acts justifying use of Deadly Force in Special Places

Yes - When unlawful entry plus forcible entry or unlawful entry plus forcible attempt to remove persons from dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle

Immunity from Civil liability


Notable Provisions of this State's Self-Defense Law

WARNING! Defense of third person limited to specific persons!

How to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit in Oklahoma


Oklahoma Self-Defense Act; Handgun Licensing. CLICK HERE

Oklahoma RECIPOCITY With Other States: CLICK HERE

Oklahoma Application Instructions CLICK HERE

List Of Sheriff's Departments In Oklahoma: CLICK HERE

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (“OSBI”) is authorized to issue a CCL.

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.