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Oklahoma lacks many basic gun safety protections, and in fact has weakened its gun laws in recent years. Lawmakers must take immediate action to reverse this deadly trend.

In 2018, state legislators failed their residents by expanding the state’s dangerous “stand your ground” law, making it easier for public conflicts to turn deadly. In 2021, Oklahoma had the 13th highest gun death rate among the states. Oklahoma also supplied crime guns to other states at the 19th highest rate among the states. Oklahoma exported crime guns at nearly double the rate than it imported crime guns.

What Oklahoma Does Well

  • Certain child access prevention laws

What Oklahoma Is Missing

  • Universal background checks
  • Gun owner licensing
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Most domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Waiting periods
  • Community violence intervention funding



The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

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We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.