Share “At a glance: Facts about open carry in...”

At a glance: Facts about open carry in Oklahoma

Permits and prohibited places are among few restrictions to carrying firearms openly in Oklahoma beginning Nov. 1.
BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD zcampfield@opubco.com Published: October 29, 2012
Advertisement

At a glance

Facts about open carry

Beginning Thursday, permitted adults can carry a handgun visibly in Oklahoma with few exceptions.

Senate Bill 1733, signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin in May, amends the Oklahoma Firearms Act of 1971, the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act and several associated acts.

Prohibited places include:

•  Establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages where alcoholic beverages are consumed on premises and constitute the primary purpose of business

•  Government buildings, or places where government bodies are holding a meeting

•  Prisons, jails or detention centers

•  Elementary or secondary schools

•  Colleges, universities and technology centers, except where authorized

•  Sports arenas during a professional sporting event

•  Places that host certain types of pooled wagering, such as horse racing tracks

•  Any other place specifically prohibited by law

Businesses and property owners maintain the right to individually prohibit firearms, but no one may establish or enforce a policy that prohibits the carrying or storing of a handgun in a permitted carrier's vehicle.

The law specifically excludes government parks and fairgrounds as well, though buildings at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City for example are considered municipal buildings and are off-limits. Handguns also will be barred from events that require roping or gating off portions of the park, such as the annual fair, according to State Fair Park directors.

Continue reading this story on the...


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Where does OU rank among college football's running back units?
  2. 2
    The best jobs for every personality type
  3. 3
    Lankford: Changing Washington 'takes strong families, strong churches and strong communities'
  4. 4
    Trial delayed for former sheriff's deputy charged with sexual battery
  5. 5
    County Commissioner booked on new charges; discussion on ouster set for Monday
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending politics Article