Oklahoma prohibits any person from carrying or possessing a firearm in any establishment where low-point beer or alcoholic beverages are consumed, unless the person is the proprietor of the establishment, or the person possesses a valid handgun license and the sale of low-point beer or alcoholic beverages is not the primary purpose of the business.1
The state also generally prohibits any person from bringing a gun into or having a gun in his or her possession in any jail or state penal institution or other place where prisoners are located.2
The state allows any private landowner, the landowner’s designated employee, or a lessee to possess a chamber-loaded firearm on the landowner’s property, provided that no convicted felon carries it.3
People carrying concealed firearms, including valid handgun license holders, are prohibited from carrying a concealed or unconcealed handgun into:
- Any structure, building, or office space owned or leased by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority for the purpose of conducting business with the public;
- Any prison, jail, detention facility or any facility used to process, hold, or house arrested persons, prisoners or persons alleged delinquent or adjudicated delinquent;
- Any elementary or secondary school, except where a policy has been adopted by the governing entity of a private school that authorizes valid handgun license holders to carry and possess a weapon on private school property or in any school bus or vehicle used by a private school;4
- Any sports arena during a professional sporting event;
- Any place where pari-mutuel wagering is authorized by law; and
- Any other place specifically prohibited by law.5
Open carry of handguns is also prohibited in municipal zoos or parks owned by public trust or nonprofit entities, though concealed carry is allowed.6
For purposes of each of the prohibited locations above, except elementary and secondary schools, technology center school property, and other places specifically prohibited by law, prohibited locations for handgun license holders do not include:
- Any property set aside for the use of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority;
- Any property set aside for the use of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, by any entity offering any professional sporting event which is open to the public for admission, or by any entity engaged in pari-mutuel wagering authorized by law;
- Any property adjacent to a structure, building or office space in which concealed or unconcealed weapons are prohibited by license holders as noted above;
- Any property designated by a city, town, county, or state governmental authority as a park, recreational area, wildlife refuge or wildlife management area or fairgrounds; provided this provision shall not be construed to authorize any entry by a person in possession of a concealed handgun into any structure, building or office space where concealed handguns are prohibited by license holders; and
- Any property set aside by a public or private elementary or secondary school for the use or parking of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended; provided, however, said handgun must be stored and hidden from view in a locked motor vehicle when the motor vehicle is left unattended on school property.7
Oklahoma law precludes any person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity from establishing a policy or rule that would prohibit any person (except a convicted felon) from transporting and storing a firearm in a locked vehicle on any property set aside for a vehicle.8 Otherwise, Oklahoma does not limit, restrict or prohibit in any manner the existing rights of any person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity to control the possession of weapons on any property owned or controlled by the person or business entity.9
Oklahoma has no statutes prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:
- Places of worship; or
- Polling places.
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- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1272.1. Any person possessing a valid handgun license may carry the concealed handgun into any restaurant or other establishment licensed to sell low-point beer or alcoholic beverages, provided that the sale of such beverages does not constitute the primary purpose of the business. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, §§ 1272.1, 1272.2.
- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 57, § 21.
- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 29, § 4-135(E).
- as provided by Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21 § 1277(C).
- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21 § 1277(A).
- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21 § 1277(E).
- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21 § 1277(B).
- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1290.22(B).
- Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1290.22(A) and (C).