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Purchase of Firearms-Oklahoma

The Oklahoma constitution states that “the right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the Legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons[i].”

Permit is not required for purchasing a rifle, shotgun or handgun in the state of Oklahoma.  Residents of the state have the right to purchase legal firearms and ammunition from contiguous states’ and they may purchase firearms and ammunition in Oklahoma provided that such residents conform to the applicable provisions of the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, and regulations as administered by the United States Secretary of the Treasury[ii].

Oklahoma rules prohibit the purchase of any firearm by any person less than 18 years of age.  Law further prohibits any person who is a felon, a delinquent, is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or is mentally or emotionally unbalanced or disturbed from purchasing a firearm.

Primary government offices that deal with issues relating to firearms are:

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

6600 N. Harvey Suite 300

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116

Phone: (405) 848-6724 or

(800) 207-6724 outside OK City

Attorney General

112 State Capitol

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Phone: (405) 521-3921, Fax: (405) 521-6246

[i] Okl. Const. Art. II, § 26

[ii] 21 Okl. St. § 1288

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