State Law Background
Among other things, Oklahoma does not:
- Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed parties;
- Require firearms dealers to obtain a state license;
- Prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles, or large capacity ammunition magazines;
- Require gun owners to obtain a license, register their firearms, or report lost or stolen firearms;
- Limit the number of firearms that may be purchased at one time;
- Impose a waiting period on firearm purchases;
- Regulate unsafe handguns (“junk guns” or “Saturday night specials”);
- Significantly regulate ammunition;
- Allow local governments to regulate firearms; or
- Give local law enforcement discretion to deny a handgun license for either concealed or open carry.
In 2017, Oklahoma had the 13th highest gun death rate among the states. Oklahoma also supplied crime guns to other states at the 24th highest rate among the states. Oklahoma exported crime guns at more than three times the rate that it imported crime guns.
Oklahoma Firearms Laws
For details about specific firearms laws in Oklahoma, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.