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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Oklahoma.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 14 May
Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Oklahoma
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. Similarly, Oklahoma has adopted other classes of prohibited persons, and incorporated some of the federal prohibitions as state offenses.
Oklahoma prohibits knowingly transferring a firearm to:
- A convicted felon;
- An adjudicated delinquent;
- A person under the influence of alcohol or drugs; or
- Any person who is "mentally deficient," of "unsound mind," under adjudication of mental incompetency or otherwise mentally or emotionally unbalanced or disturbed.
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."
Furthermore, a person being supervised by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, including a person on probation or parole, may not have a handgun, "shotgun or rifle, including any imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol [or] shotgun or rifle."
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."…
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