Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

Oklahoma prohibits knowingly transferring a firearm to:

  • A convicted felon;1
  • An adjudicated delinquent;2
  • A person under the influence of alcohol or drugs;3 or
  • Any person who is “mentally deficient,” of “unsound mind,” under adjudication of mental incompetency or otherwise mentally or emotionally unbalanced or disturbed.4

A convicted felon may not have a handgun “imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or rifle, or any other dangerous or deadly firearm.”5

Furthermore, a person serving a term of probation for any felony may not possess or control a handgun, “shotgun or rifle, including any imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol [or] shotgun or rifle.”6

Finally, any person previously adjudicated as a delinquent child or youthful offender for the commission of an offense which would have constituted a felony if committed by an adult may not have a handgun, “imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or rifle, or any other dangerous or deadly firearm within ten…years after such adjudication.”7

See our Prohibited Purchasers Generally policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1289.12. ⤴︎
  2. Id. ⤴︎
  3. Id. ⤴︎
  4. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, §§ 1289.10, 1289.12. ⤴︎
  5. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1283(A). ⤴︎
  6. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1283(C). ⤴︎
  7. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1283(D). ⤴︎