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What are the Gun Laws in Oklahoma?

A Synopsis of State Laws on Purchase, Possession and Carrying of Firearms


Concealed Carry License (Cont.)

Additional temporary disqualifications:
  • A felony charge pending disqualifies until the final determination of the matter.

  • Any victim protection order disqualifies for three years from the date of entry of the order or sixty days from the date an order was vacated, canceled, or withdrawn

  • A delinquent or felon residing in the residence of the applicant disqualifies for thirty days from the date the person no longer resides with the applicant.

Concealed Carry License Applications

  • Applications are available from the county sheriff or by mail from the OSBI.

  • The application must be made under oath and signed in person before the sheriff of the county where applicant resides.

  • The non-refundable fee of $100.00, two passport size photographs, and the original certificate of training or exemption certificate must also be submitted.

  • Applicant must show a valid photo ID.

  • The sheriff will take two complete sets of fingerprints, charging the applicant no more than $25.00. The sheriff will make a preliminary investigation and submit the application with any relevant information to the OSBI within 14 days.

  • The OSBI will conduct a state and federal criminal background search, a federal fingerprint search, and any other relevant checks before issuing or denying the CCL within 90 days of receipt of the application.

  • Any denial may be appealed within 60 days. Licensees’ application materials remain available to law enforcement personnel for law enforcement purposed only.

  • The safety and training course must be reasonably able to be completed in eight hours and cost no more than $60.00.

  • Authorization for one or more type of pistol (derringer, revolver, or semiautomatic pistol) requires training and demonstration of competency under an approved firearms instructor.

  • Any applicant who trains with a semiautomatic may also be approved, upon request, for revolver and derringer, but qualification with revolver or derringer requires separate qualification for semiautomatic firearms.

  • The firearm instructor shall refuse to train or qualify any person whose handgun presented is deemed unsafe or not a gun authorized under the law. It is prohibited to carry any concealed handgun larger than .45 caliber.

The CCL is valid for 5 years. The CCL may be renewed within 90 days of expiring by submitting a renewal application, two recent passport-sized photos, and $85.00 to the OSBI.

If license is missing, lost, stolen, or destroyed, the licensee shall notify the OSBI within 30 days and will not have authority to carry a concealed handgun until the CCL is replaced.

There is a $15.00 replacement fee.

Whenever carrying a concealed handgun, the licensee must also carry the 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.

  • 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.


Oklahoma statutes are silent on antique and replica firearms. They are treated as ordinary firearms for possession and carrying purposes.

Machine Guns

It is unlawful to possess, purchase, or sell a machine gun, except in compliance with all federal laws and regulations. It is unlawful to possess a sawed-off shotgun or rifle without a federal license.


  • Oklahoma law preempts the entire field of legislation relating to firearms, components, ammunition, and supplies.

  • There are some exceptions to this preemption, including municipal law relating to discharge of firearms, confiscation of property used unlawfully, and certain penalty provisions.

  • Municipalities may also issue traffic tickets for the improper transport of firearms.

  • Oklahoma law preempts lawsuits against gun manufacturers for damages arising from the lawful sale, marketing, design, or manufacture of any firearm, and finds that those activities are not unreasonably dangerous and do not constitute a nuisance.

  • Except for an act of self-defense, it is unlawful to point any firearm, whether loaded or not, at any other person.

  • Any person issued a CCL who knowingly or intentionally allows a felon or delinquent to possess or control any pistol shall be guilty of a felony.

  • It is unlawful to transport or discharge a shotgun, rifle, or pistol from a boat under sail, except for the purposes of hunting animals or fowl.

  • It is unlawful to willingly or maliciously disturb the peace and quiet by shooting or brandishing a firearm.

  • It is a felony to fire a firearm at or into a residence, or a public or commercial building.

  • No persons may shoot game while riding in or on any motor driven land, air, or water conveyance, except a non-ambulatory person may hunt from such with written permission of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Director.

  • No person may hunt, pursue game or use firearms within 440 yards of a church, schoolhouse, or other public place where people may assemble, so as to disturb such assemblage.

  • No person may shoot at wildlife from or across a public road or highway, or railroad right of way.

  • It is unlawful to manufacture, sell, or possess, carry upon the person, use or attempt to use against another person any round or elongated missile with a core of less than 60 percent lead and having a fluorocarbon coating which is designed to travel at a high velocity and is capable of penetrating body armor.

Sources: Oklahoma Statutes, Title 21, Title 29
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