Suppressed Hunting Law
A. Except as otherwise provided for in this section, no person may utilize at any time, for the purpose of killing or capturing any game mammal, game bird or nongame bird, the following means:
5. Any device which noticeably suppresses noise from a firearm, commonly known as a
E. 1. The following persons shall be exempt from the prohibition specified in paragraph 5 of subsection A of the section:
a. any person hunting on property owned by the person, and
b. any guest or other person hunting on property with the permission of the owner of the property.
2. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to exempt any person from the requirements and provisions of the National Firearms Act and regulations and tax requirements for lawful use of a weapon as described in paragraph 5 of subsection A of this section.
This law allows you to hunt with a suppressed weapon on your own property or while hunting on property you have permission to hunt. This law does not speak to WMAs or other "Public" land.
Oklahoma Riot Control & Prevention Act
B. Notwithstanding this section or any other law of this state, neither the Governor nor any official of a municipal or state entity shall prohibit or suspend the sale, ownership, possession, transportation, carrying, transfer and storage of firearms, ammunition and ammunition accessories during a declared state of emergency, that are otherwise legal under state law.
D. Any individual aggrieved by a violation of subsection B of this section may seek relief in an action at law or in equity for redress against any person who subjects such individual or causes such individual to be subjected to an action prohibited by subsection B of this section. In addition to any other remedy at law or in equity, an individual aggrieved by the seizure or confiscation of a firearm or ammunition in violation of subsection B of this section may bring an action for the return of such firearm or ammunition in district court of the county in which that individual resides or in which such firearm or ammunition is located. In any action or proceeding to enforce the provisions of this section, the court shall award the prevailing plaintiff costs and reasonable attorney fees.
This law says that the government cannot confiscate firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency. Think about what happened during Hurricane Katrina...this law will prevent that from happening in Oklahoma. This law also has teeth in that if someone does try to confiscate weapons, the individual person, his/her superiors, all the way up to the Governor can be sued.
RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT AUTHORITY
The State of Oklahoma hereby recognizes any valid concealed carry weapons permit or license issued by another state, or if the state is a nonpermitting carry state, this state shall reciprocate under the permitting law of that state.
B. Any person entering this state in possession of a firearm authorized for concealed carry upon the authority of a state that is a nonpermitted carry state and the person is in compliance with the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, the person is authorized to carry a concealed firearm in this state. The firearm must be carried fully concealed from detection and view, and upon coming in contact with any peace officer of this state, the person must disclose the fact that he or she is in possession of a concealed firearm pursuant to the nonpermitting laws of the state in which he or she is a legal resident in such a non-permitting state. The Department of Public Safety shall keep a current list of non-permitting states for law enforcement officers to confirm that a state is nonpermitting.
This allows constitutional carry states such as Arizona, Alaska, and Vermont to legally carry in Oklahoma even though those states do not issue licenses.
SDA / Open Carry
2. Establish a residency in the state of Oklahoma. For purposes of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, the term "residency" shall apply to any person who either possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card, and physically
resides maintains a residence in this state or has permanent military orders within this state and possesses a valid driver license from another state where such person claims residency;
This allows people that have a residency in Oklahoma but are currently living elsewhere (such as on deployment for the military) to still obtain their license.
SECTION 1. AMENDATORY 21 O.S. 2011, Section 1289.7a, is amended to read as follows:
Section 1289.7a. A. No person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity shall maintain, establish, or enforce any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting any person, except a convicted felon, from transporting and storing firearms or ammunition in a locked motor vehicle, or from transporting and storing firearms or ammunition locked in or locked to a motor vehicle on any property set aside for any motor vehicle.
The "or ammunition" section had to be added because some smart lawyers wrote into their company's policy that firearms stored in vehicles were fine due to Oklahoma law but you couldn't have ammunition.
CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH FIREARMS MAY BE CARRIED
A. A person shall be permitted to carry loaded and unloaded shotguns, rifles and pistols, open and not concealed and without a handgun license as authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act,
Sections 1 through 25 of this act, pursuant to the following conditions:
6. For lawful self-defense and self-protection or any other legitimate purpose in or on property that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by the person; or
This added a condition that allows you to carry on property you own, rent, lease, or otherwise control.
A. As used in
Sections 1 through 25 of this act the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act:
1. "Concealed handgun" means a loaded or unloaded pistol carried hidden from detection and view of another person either upon or about the person, in a purse or other container belonging to the person, or in a vehicle which is operated by the person or in which the person is riding as a passenger;
2. "Unconcealed handgun" means a loaded or unloaded pistol carried upon the person in a belt or shoulder holster that is wholly or partially visible, or carried upon the person in a scabbard or case designed for carrying firearms that is wholly or partially visible; and
This adds the definition of unconcealed handgun as to how a handgun can be carried under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.
B. The person shall be required to have possession of his or her valid handgun license and a valid Oklahoma driver license or an Oklahoma State photo identification at all times when in possession of an authorized pistol. The person shall display the handgun license on demand of a law enforcement officer; provided, however, that in the absence of reasonable and articulable suspicion of other criminal activity, an individual carrying an unconcealed handgun shall not be disarmed or physically restrained unless the individual fails to display a valid handgun license in response to that demand.
This allows an officer to request to see your license if he sees you carrying. It does NOT allow him/her to disarm or restrain you in any way unless he/she has a reasonable belief you were doing something illegal and can articulate that reasonable belief.
C. It shall be unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to identify the fact that the person is in actual possession of a concealed or unconcealed handgun pursuant to the authority of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act when the person
first comes into contact with any law enforcement officer of this state or its political subdivisions or a federal law enforcement officer during the course of any arrest, detainment, or routine traffic stop. Said identification to the law enforcement officer shall be made at the first opportunity. No person shall be required to identify himself or herself as a concealed handgun licensee when no handgun is in the person's possession...
This is a GREAT change. Just what determined "first"? The first opportunity language gives everyone a reasonable opportunity to meet the requirements of the law.
Any violation of the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding
Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In addition to any criminal prosecution for a violation of the provisions of the subsection, the licensee shall be subject to a six-month suspension of the license and an administrative fine of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), upon a hearing and determination by the Bureau that the person is in violation of the provisions of this subsection One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
This changes the penalty for not notifying officers properly.
3. As provided in the preemption provisions of this section, the otherwise lawful open carrying of a handgun under the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act shall not be punishable by any municipality or other political subdivision of this state as disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace or similar offense against public order.
Another great section of law. The concern with open carry was municipalities were going to charge people lawfully carrying openly with disturbing the peace or some other offense. This does not allow them to do so.