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As of November 1, 2019 Oklahoma is a Constitutional Carry state. Oklahoma is known for its strong gun culture, and this is reflected by the unrestricted law.
For reciprocity reasons Oklahoma is a “Shall Issue” state where you can obtain a permit if you qualify.
|Open Carry Permitted?||No|
|Carry In Vehicle?||No|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes!|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes!|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||No|
|Must Notify Officer?||Yes!|
Any individual who has a permit to conceal carry in another reciprocal U.S. state is legally allowed to carry a firearm in Oklahoma. During their time in Oklahoma, they will be subject to the laws of the county and state.
You can only open carry if you have a firearms license or you are from one of the following permitless states – AK, AZ, ID, KS, ME, MS, MO, NH, VT, WV & WY. The minimum age to open carry is 21 years. 21 O.S. 1290.5
The law states it is illegal to carry a loaded pistol, shotgun or rifle in any vehicle without a firearms license. However, any person who is not a felon can carry in a vehicle if the firearm is unloaded and in plain view.
It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed State/National Forests: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed State Game Management Units: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed Road Side Rest Areas: YES – Carry in buildings not allowed
Under Oklahoma law if you are carrying a firearm then you cannot enter an establishment who’s primary business is selling alcohol. This means that if you are in a restaurant that has a bar area you should not enter that area. Carrying a firearm in an area of a restuarant where food is being consumed and is the primary business is legal. The penalty for carrying a fiream into an establishment that sells alcohol as their primary business is a felony with up to 2 years in prison. 21 O.S. 1272.1
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Oklahoma gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits. GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged. 21 O.S. 1290.22 – Business owners rights
Oklahoma gun laws say you must immediately inform law enforcement you are carrying a weapon if stopped by them. You are also required to carry your SDA license at all times you are carrying a weapon. 21 O.S. 1290.8 – Notification to police of gun