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State of Oklahoma. 2012 ‘Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, §§ 1273 (C), etc..’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January

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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Oklahoma

Oklahoma prohibits a child (person under age 18) from possessing any firearm except a rifle or shotgun used for participation in hunting animals, hunter safety classes, target shooting, or skeet, trap or other recognized sporting events (provided the child is not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms).

In addition, whenever a person under age 18 is detained or arrested by a law enforcement officer and is carrying any firearm prohibited by state law, the firearm may be confiscated and forfeited to the state.

Oklahoma also bars any person from selling or giving to a child under age 18 any firearm, provided that this "shall not prohibit a parent from giving his or her child a rifle or shotgun for participation in hunting animals or fowl, hunter safety classes, target shooting, skeet, trap or other recognized sporting events…"

Any person who violates these provisions is liable for civil damages for injury or death to any person and for any property damage resulting from the discharge of the firearm. Federal law imposes additional age restrictions…

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