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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Open Carry in Oklahoma.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 5 December

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Open Carrying in Oklahoma

Oklahoma law provides that a person is permitted to carry loaded and unloaded shotguns, rifles, and handguns, open and not concealed and without a concealed handgun license for any legitimate purpose not in violation of any legislative enactment regarding the use, ownership and control of firearms, including:

- When hunting animals or fowl;
- During competition in or practicing in a safety or hunter safety class, target shooting, skeet, trap or other recognized sporting events;
- During participation in or in preparation for a military function of the state military forces to be defined as the Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard, Federal Military Reserve and active military forces;
- During participation in or in preparation for a recognized police function of either a municipal, county or state government as functioning police officials; and
- During a practice for or a performance for entertainment purposes.

Oklahoma allows the carrying of an unloaded shotgun, rifle or handgun, open and not concealed and without a concealed handgun license for any legitimate purpose not in violation of the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971, including when going to or from the person's private residence or vehicle, or when a passenger in a vehicle riding to statutorily designated places, including but not limited to, hunting and target shooting activities, hunter safety courses, or a gunsmith…

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