Oklahoma has very weak gun laws, earning an F in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. In 2018, state legislators failed their residents by expanding the state’s dangerous “stand your ground” law, making it easier for public conflicts to turn deadly. In 2017, Oklahoma had the 13th-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns at the 24th-highest rate. To protect residents from gun violence, Oklahoma legislators could require a background check and waiting period on all gun sales and require people who live with minors to store their firearms safely.

  • Prohibition against carrying guns in bars

  • Universal background checks

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Gun dealer licensing

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Lost and stolen firearm reporting

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Licensing authority has discretion to deny a concealed carry permit

  • Waiting period

  • Ammunition sale regulation