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Civilian Guns

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Oklahoma, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 46.0%1
2002: 44.6%2
2001: 42.9%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Oklahoma, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 47.64%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Oklahoma, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 60.8%5 6
1991/2000: 66.6%
1981/1990: 71.9%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 6117
2013: 632
2012: 619
2011: 628
2010: 538
2009: 533
2008: 513
2007: 482
2006: 482
2005: 468
2004: 457
2003: 449
2002: 452
2001: 489
2000: 454
1999: 509

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 15.767
2013: 16.40
2012: 16.22
2011: 16.59
2010: 14.34
2009: 14.34
2008: 13.98
2007: 13.26
2006: 13.41
2005: 13.19
2004: 12.96
2003: 12.81
2002: 12.95
2001: 14.10
2000: 13.16
1999: 14.81

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual homicides by any means total

2013: 2587
2012: 270
2011: 261
2010: 214
2009: 248
2008: 230
2007: 251
2006: 226
2005: 214
2004: 221
2003: 224
2002: 196
2001: 210
2000: 200
1999: 231

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 6.707
2012: 7.08
2011: 6.89
2010: 5.70
2009: 6.67
2008: 6.27
2007: 6.91
2006: 6.29
2005: 6.03
2004: 6.27
2003: 6.39
2002: 5.62
2001: 6.06
2000: 5.80
1999: 6.72

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 1787
2012: 188
2011: 166
2010: 331
2009: 148
2008: 147
2007: 151
2006: 152
2005: 136
2004: 124
2003: 139
2002: 113
2001: 126
2000: 115
1999: 150

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 4.627
2012: 4.93
2011: 4.39
2010: 3.49
2009: 3.98
2008: 4.01
2007: 4.15
2006: 4.23
2005: 3.83
2004: 3.52
2003: 3.97
2002: 3.24
2001: 3.63
2000: 3.33
1999: 4.36

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures8 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 1089 10
2012: 121
2011: 99
2010: 86
2009: 104
2008: 106
2007: 105
2006: 85
2005: 100
2004: 78
2003: 98
2002: 54
2001: 75
2000: 76
1999: 45
1998: 80
1997: 114
1996: 99
1995: 105

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures11 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.8012
2012: 3.17
2011: 2.61
2010: 2.29
2009: 2.80
2008: 2.89
2007: 2.89
2006: 2.36
2005: 2.82
2004: 2.21
2003: 2.80
2002: 1.55
2001: 2.16
2000: 2.20
1999: 1.31
1998: 2.35
1997: 3.38
1996: 2.96
1995: 3.17

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures8 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 5813 10
2012: 78
2011: 61
2010: 43
2009: 49
2008: 35
2007: 51
2006: 45
2005: 21
2004: 14
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures11 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.5113 10
2012: 2.04
2011: 1.61
2010: 1.15
2009: 1.32
2008: 0.95
2007: 1.40
2006: 1.25
2005: 0.59
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 149 10
2012: 20
2011: 17
2010: 15
2009: 14
2008: 16
2007: 17
2006: 24
2005: 23
2004: 22
2003: 15
2002: 22
2001: 26
2000: 28
1999: 11
1998: 28
1997: 35
1996: 31
1995: 32

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.3612
2012: 0.52
2011: 0.45
2010: 0.40
2009: 0.38
2008: 0.44
2007: 0.47
2006: 0.67
2005: 0.65
2004: 0.62
2003: 0.43
2002: 0.63
2001: 0.75
2000: 0.81
1999: 0.32
1998: 0.82
1997: 1.04
1996: 0.93
1995: 0.97

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures14 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 1713 10
2012: 20
2011: 24
2010: 11
2009: 22
2008: 13
2007: 20
2006: 24
2005: 11
2004: 19
2003: 12
2002: 18
2001: 20
2000: 12
1999: 14

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures15 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.52
2011: 0.63
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.59
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.55
2006: 0.67
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.58
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 59 10
2012: 8
2011: 15
2010: 10
2009: 7
2008: 6
2007: 10
2006: 24
2005: 6
2004: 6
2003: 16
2002: 9
2001: 4
2000: 4
1998: 3
1997: 2
1996: 6
1995: 1

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.1312
2012: 0.21
2011: 0.40
2010: 0.27
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.28
2006: 0.67
2005: 0.17
2004: 0.17
2003: 0.46
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.12
2000: 0.12
1998: 0.09
1997: 0.06
1996: 0.18
1995: 0.03

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures16 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 10313 10
2012: 90
2011: 81
2010: 77
2009: 77
2008: 99
2007: 80
2006: 83
2005: 104
2004: 91
2003: 118
2002: 94
2001: 106
2000: 103
1999: 136

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Oklahoma, according to figures17 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.6713 10
2012: 2.36
2011: 2.14
2010: 2.05
2009: 2.07
2008: 2.70
2007: 2.20
2006: 2.31
2005: 2.93
2004: 2.58
2003: 3.37
2002: 2.69
2001: 3.06
2000: 2.98
1999: 3.96

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual suicides by any means total

2013: 6657
2012: 670
2011: 693
2010: 618
2009: 567
2008: 575
2007: 531
2006: 537
2005: 522
2004: 506
2003: 476
2002: 501
2001: 515
2000: 497
1999: 492

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 17.277
2012: 17.57
2011: 18.31
2010: 16.47
2009: 15.25
2008: 15.67
2007: 14.61
2006: 14.94
2005: 14.71
2004: 14.35
2003: 13.58
2002: 14.36
2001: 14.85
2000: 14.40
1999: 14.31

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 4337
2012: 411
2011: 440
2010: 376
2009: 363
2008: 346
2007: 315
2006: 314
2005: 302
2004: 312
2003: 281
2002: 312
2001: 332
2000: 301
1999: 317

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 11.257
2012: 10.77
2011: 11.61
2010: 10.02
2009: 9.76
2008: 9.43
2007: 8.67
2006: 8.74
2005: 8.51
2004: 8.85
2003: 8.02
2002: 8.94
2001: 9.58
2000: 8.72
1999: 9.22

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 26513
2012: 279
2011: 318
2010: 240
2009: 241
2008: 184
2007: 146
2006: 118
2005: 92
2004: 41
2003: 29
2002: 14
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 12
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 6.8813
2012: 7.31
2011: 8.39
2010: 6.40
2009: 6.48
2008: 5.02
2007: 4.02
2006: 3.28
2005: 2.59
2004: 1.16
2003: 0.83
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Oklahoma, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 10613
2012: 89
2011: 96
2010: 98
2009: 100
2008: 79
2007: 65
2006: 74
2005: 60
2004: 55
2003: 46
2002: 54
2001: 35
2000: 33
1999: 36

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.7513
2012: 2.33
2011: 2.53
2010: 2.61
2009: 2.69
2008: 2.15
2007: 1.79
2006: 2.06
2005: 1.69
2004: 1.56
2003: 1.31
2002: 1.55
2001: 1.01
2000: 0.96
1999: 1.05

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 6213
2012: 43
2011: 26
2010: 38
2009: 22
2008: 83
2007: 104
2006: 122
2005: 150
2004: 216
2003: 206
2002: 244
2001: 289
2000: 256
1999: 274

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.6113
2012: 1.13
2011: 0.69
2010: 1.01
2009: 0.59
2008: 2.26
2007: 2.86
2006: 3.39
2005: 4.23
2004: 6.13
2003: 5.88
2002: 6.99
2001: 8.34
2000: 7.42
1999: 7.97

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 157
2012: 12
2011: 18
2010: 24
2009: 15
2008: 12
2007: 8
2006: 9
2005: 16
2004: 10
2003: 15
2002: 13
2001: 13
2000: 21
1999: 28

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.417
2012: 0.39
2011: 0.48
2010: 0.64
2009: 0.40
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.22
2006: 0.25
2005: 0.45
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.43
2002: 0.37
2001: 0.37
2000: 0.61
1999: 0.81

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 10
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 12
2002: 12
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 17
1999: 22

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.64

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 3
2006: 2
2005: 4
2004: 2
2003: 5
2002: 8
2001: 3
2000: 7
1999: 5

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.11
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.14
2002: 0.23
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.20
1999: 0.15

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Oklahoma, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Oklahoma, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 2418
2010: 25
2009: 14
2008: 2319
2007: 27
2006: 14
2005: 15
2004: 27
2003: 22
2002: 21
2001: 3120
2000: 20
1999: 25
1998: 28
1997: 7
1996: 20
1995: 17

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Oklahoma at a rate of 19.021 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Oklahoma ranked at No. 1921 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Oklahoma is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Oklahoma includes the Oklahoma Statutes and the Constitution of Oklahoma 190723

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Oklahoma are regulated by the State of Oklahoma (with some exceptions for local governments)24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Oklahoma, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Oklahoma, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns if with a criminal record,30 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Oklahoma, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration, if there is no criminal record30 34 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Oklahoma, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence31 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Oklahoma, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 36 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Oklahoma, non-prohibited persons of minimum age36 35 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Oklahoma is 18 years (no minimum age for rifles and shotguns)37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Oklahoma does not stipulate (restraining and protective order only)38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Oklahoma, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Oklahoma, the law does not require (registration prohibited)40 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Oklahoma, licensed firearm dealers are not required41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Oklahoma, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted42 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Oklahoma, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful43 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Oklahoma is not obliged44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Oklahoma is not obliged (under State Law)44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Oklahoma, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Oklahoma is reported to be

2015: 2,48346
2014: 2,50947
2013: 2,46148
2012: 2,30149
2011: 2,18950

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Oklahoma, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Oklahoma, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated52 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Oklahoma do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Oklahoma do not include54 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Oklahoma include55 53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Oklahoma, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Oklahoma, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Oklahoma, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit for handguns, shotguns and rifles for any legitimate purpose61 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Oklahoma, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Oklahoma, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,39 62 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Oklahoma, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (recognises all states)39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Oklahoma, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt39 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Oklahoma, private guns are prohibited in bars (excluding restaurants), detention facilities, any state or federal government building, professional sporting events, pari-mutuel wagering premises, any prohibited place,63 vehicles (loaded, exposed firearms)55 and schools64 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Oklahoma as ‘F’65

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Oklahoma on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 266
2010: 267
2009: 268
2008: 269
2007: 270

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Oklahoma at No. 3971 among 50 US States


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