Do you have a concealed handgun permit?
Thread: Visiting OK
I'll be visiting OK soon, and I'm hoping someone can clarify the laws there. From what I've read of the statutes, OK is draconian in respect to carrying a firearm. I really just want to have it in my rental car, not carry it around, as OC appears to be out of the question. So, can I keep a pistol, loaded or unloaded, in my rental car while in OK? Thanks in advance.
If you have a concealed permit in CO than you will be fine in OK as long as it is concealed. Just remember that OK is a shall notify state.
If you do not have a permit than you can not carry a loaded firearm in your vehicle. You may carry an unloaded firearm, but the ammunition must be separate from the weapon.
Last edited by hrdware; 06-14-2011 at 11:20 AM. Reason: clarification
§21-1289.7. Firearms in vehicles.
Any person, except a convicted felon, may transport in a motor vehicle a rifle, shotgun or pistol, open and unloaded, at any time. For purposes of this section "open" means the firearm is transported in plain view, in a case designed for carrying firearms, which case is wholly or partially visible, in a gun rack mounted in the vehicle, in an exterior locked compartment or a trunk of a vehicle.FIREARMS IN VEHICLES
Any person, except a convicted felon, may transport in a motor vehicle a rifle or shotgun concealed behind a seat of the vehicle or within the interior of the vehicle provided the rifle or shotgun is not clip, magazine or chamber loaded. The authority to transport a clip or magazine loaded rifle or shotgun shall be pursuant to Section 1289.13 of this title.
Any person who is the operator of a vehicle or is a passenger in any vehicle wherein another person who is licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Sections 1290.1 through 1290.25 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, to carry a concealed handgun and is carrying a concealed handgun or has concealed the handgun in such vehicle, shall not be deemed in violation of the provisions of this section provided the licensee is in or near the vehicle.
No CCW permit, I'm loathe to get one because of the cost and hassle of getting a permit to do something that should be legal anyway, but I'm stubborn sometimes. Thanks for that portion of the statute, I had read that, but was a bit confused. It sounds like I can have it unloaded in the vehicle, in a case, in plain sight. Not excited about leaving it in plain sight for some loser to steal.