Oklahoma Carry Laws

This is a discussion on Oklahoma Carry Laws within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was reading up on Oklahoma's carry laws and I had a few questions that I hope somebody could answer. on handgunlaw.com They mentioned that ...

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    Oklahoma Carry Laws

    I was reading up on Oklahoma's carry laws and I had a few questions that I hope somebody could answer.

    on handgunlaw.com They mentioned that a person can carry in a place that serves alcohol as long as the majority of sales are not from alcohol. Is there any specific signage that would designate that I can't carry in a specific place? Or is it just more common sense where if a place looks like a bar then just don't carry in there?

    Also with the signage requirements, does a sign as simple as just words saying "no firearms are allowed" have the force of law?

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    No signage. Basically means you are safe to carry in a restaurant that also serves alcohol.
    A bar and grill would be a no no.
    Hope this helps.
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    Also with the signage requirements, does a sign as simple as just words saying "no firearms are allowed" have the force of law?
    The way I understand it is that if they become aware you are carrying they can ask you to leave. If you refuse then you would be charged with trespassing.
    I have not heard of any test cases.

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    Bars no. restaurant ok.

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    I always use judgment on this... I look and see if they allow smoking if there is then its a bar if not then you still need to make sure its not just a bar that serves food exm hudsons ect..

    I use chilis as an example yes they serve alcohol but that is not there majority buissness.

    Question does signage carry weight in oklahoma. I have wondered this but never got a solid answer.
    Last edited by wolf88; August 12th, 2011 at 10:22 AM. Reason: Added question
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    beni. you can find a pdf copy of the SDA law book on the OSBI web site.
    http://www.ok.gov/osbi/documents/SDA...k_NOV_2010.pdf
    there is lots of info in it. You can not carry into a bar, but you can carry into a restaurant that servers alcohol.
    If that restaurant has a bar section in side it you may not sit in the bar section.
    There are a few places you can not carry and they may not be posted. Schools, city owned property, Government buildings, and more.
    Here is just some of the info I clipped out of the SDA Law booklet.

    TITLE 21 1277. Unlawful carry in certain places
    UNLAWFUL CARRY IN CERTAIN PLACES
    A. It shall be unlawful for any person in possession of a valid concealed handgun license issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act to carry any concealed handgun into any of the following places:

    1. Any structure, building, or office space which is owned or leased by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority for the purpose of conducting business with the public;
    2. Any meeting of any city, town, county, state or federal officials, school board members, legislative members, or any other elected or appointed officials;
    3. Any prison, jail, detention facility or any facility used to process, hold, or house arrested persons, prisoners or persons alleged delinquent or adjudicated delinquent;
    4. Any elementary or secondary school, or technology center school property;
    5. Any sports arena during a professional sporting event;
    6. Any place where pari-mutuel wagering is authorized by law; and
    7. Any other place specifically prohibited by law.
    B. For purposes of paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 of subsection A of this section, the prohibited place does not include and specifically excludes the following property:
    1. Any property set aside for the use of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority,
    2. 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,
    3. Any property adjacent to a structure, building, or office space in which concealed weapons are prohibited by the provisions of this section, and
    4 Any property designated by a city, town, county, or state, governmental authority as a park, recreational area, or fairgrounds; provided nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to authorize any entry by a person in possession of a concealed handgun into any structure, building, or office space which is specifically prohibited by the provisions of subsection A of this section.
    Nothing contained in any provision of this subsection shall be construed to authorize or allow any person in control of any place described in paragraph 1, 2, 3, 5 or 6 of subsection A of this section to establish any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting any person in lawful possession of a concealed handgun license from possession of a handgun allowable under such license in places described in paragraph 1, 2, 3, or 4 of this subsection.
    C. Any person violating the provisions of subsection A of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00). Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section may be liable for an administrative fine of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) upon a hearing and determination by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that the person is in violation of the provisions of this section.
    D. No person in possession of any concealed handgun pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act shall be authorized to carry the handgun into or upon any college or university property, except as provided in this 20
    subsection. For purposes of this subsection, the following property shall not be construed as prohibited for persons having a valid concealed handgun license:
    1. Any property set aside for the use of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, provided the handgun is carried or stored as required by law and the handgun is not removed from the vehicle without the prior consent of the college or university president while the vehicle is on any college or university property;
    1. Any property authorized for possession or use of handguns by college or university policy; and

    3. Any property authorized by the written consent of the college or university president, provided the written consent is carried with the handgun and the valid concealed handgun license while on college or university property.
    The college or university may notify the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation within ten (10) days of a violation of any provision of this subsection by a licensee. Upon receipt of a written notification of violation, the Bureau shall give a reasonable notice to the licensee and hold a hearing. At the hearing upon a determination that the licensee has violated any provision of this subsection, the licensee may be subject to an administrative fine of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) and may have the concealed handgun license suspended for three (3) months.
    Nothing contained in any provision of this subsection shall be construed to authorize or allow any college or university to establish any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting any person in lawful possession of a concealed handgun license from possession of a handgun allowable under such license in places described in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this subsection. Nothing contained in any provision of this subsection shall be construed to limit the authority of any college or university in this state from taking administrative action against any student for any violation of any provision of this subsection.
    E. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any peace officer or to any person authorized by law to carry a pistol in the course of employment. District judges, associate district judges and special district judges, who are in possession of a valid concealed handgun license issued pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act and whose names appear on a list maintained by the Administrative Director of the Courts, shall be exempt from this section when acting in the course and scope of employment within the courthouses of this state. Private investigators with a firearms authorization shall be exempt from this section when acting in the course and scope of employment.

    TITLE 21 1272.1. Carrying firearms where liquor is consumed
    CARRYING FIREARMS WHERE LIQUOR IS CONSUMED
    A. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess any weapon designated in Section 1272 of this title in any establishment where low-point beer, as defined by Section 163.2 of Title 37 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or alcoholic beverages, as defined by Section 506 of Title 37 of the Oklahoma Statutes, are consumed. This provision shall not apply to a peace officer, as defined in Section 99 of this title, or to private investigators with a firearms authorization when acting in the scope and course of employment, and shall not apply to an owner or proprietor of the establishment having a pistol, rifle, or shotgun on the premises. Provided however, a person possessing a valid concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Section 1290.1 et seq. of this title may carry the concealed handgun into any 18
    restaurant or other establishment licensed to dispense low-point beer or alcoholic beverages where the sale of low-point beer or alcoholic beverages does not constitute the primary purpose of the business.
    Provided further, nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize any peace officer in actual physical possession of a weapon to consume low-point beer or alcoholic beverages, except in the authorized line of duty as an undercover officer.
    Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to authorize any private investigator with a firearms authorization in actual physical possession of a weapon to consume low-point beer or alcoholic beverages in any establishment where low-point beer or alcoholic beverages are consumed.
    B. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished as provided in Section 1272.2 of this title.

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    Thanks for the info. I haven't decided if I am going to bring my carry with me, as I will be on a military base most of my time for work and can't carry there anyways. That and I have never checked guns in baggage while flying. So if I do bring my carry gun it will be an experience.

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    1. Any structure, building, or office space which is owned or leased by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority for the purpose of conducting business with the public;
    2. Any meeting of any city, town, county, state or federal officials, school board members, legislative members, or any other elected or appointed officials;
    In some places those would be called BARS
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    1. Any structure, building, or office space which is owned or leased by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority for the purpose of conducting business with the public;
    2. Any meeting of any city, town, county, state or federal officials, school board members, legislative members, or any other elected or appointed officials;
    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    In some places those would be called BARS
    Here in Oklahoma we refer to them as "house's of ill repute"

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