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§21-1272.  Unlawful carry.
UNLAWFUL CARRY

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon or about his or her person, or in a purse or other container belonging to the person, any pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle whether loaded or unloaded or any dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife, switchblade knife, spring-type knife, sword cane, knife having a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle of the knife, blackjack, loaded cane, billy, hand chain, metal knuckles, or any other offensive weapon, whether such weapon be concealed or unconcealed, except this section shall not prohibit:

1.  The proper use of guns and knives for hunting, fishing, educational or recreational purposes;
2.  The carrying or use of weapons in a manner otherwise permitted by statute or authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act;
3.  The carrying, possession and use of any weapon by a peace officer or other person authorized by law to carry a weapon in the performance of official duties and in compliance with the rules of the employing agency; or
4.  The carrying and use of firearms and other weapons provided in this subsection when used for the purpose of living history reenactment.  For purposes of this paragraph, "living history reenactment" means depiction of historical characters, scenes, historical life or events for entertainment, education, or historical documentation through the wearing or use of period, historical, antique or vintage clothing, accessories, firearms, weapons, and other implements of the historical period.

B.  Any person convicted of violating the foregoing provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Section 1276 of this title.
R.L.1910, § 2546.  Amended by Laws 1957, p. 163, § 1; Laws 1969, c. 311, § 1, emerg. eff. April 28, 1969; Laws 1993, c. 309, § 1, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1995, c. 272, § 26, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Laws 1996, c. 191, § 2, emerg. eff. May 16, 1996; Laws 2003, c. 465, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003.

NOTE: Laws 1993, c. 264, § 1 repealed by Laws 1994, c. 2, § 34, emerg. eff. March 2, 1994.

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§21-1272.2.  Penalty for firearm in liquor establishment.
PENALTY FOR FIREARM IN LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENT

Any person who intentionally or knowingly carries on his or her person any weapon in violation of Section 1272.1 of this title, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a period not to exceed two (2) years, or both such fine and imprisonment.
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section after having been issued a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Sections 1290.1 through 1290.26 of this title, shall have the license revoked by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation after a hearing and determination that the person is in violation of Section 1272.1 of this title.
Added by Laws 1975, c. 248, § 2, emerg. eff. June 2, 1975.  Amended by Laws 1995, c. 272, § 28, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 323, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 218, eff. July 1, 1999.

NOTE:  Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 323 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.

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§21-1273.  Allowing minors to possess firearms.
ALLOWING MINORS TO POSSESS FIREARMS

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person within this state to sell or give to any child any of the arms or weapons designated in Section 1272 of this title; provided, the provisions of this section shall not prohibit a parent from giving his or her child a rifle or shotgun for participation in hunting animals or fowl, hunter safety classes, target shooting, skeet, trap or other recognized sporting events, except as provided in subsection B of this section.
B.  It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian to intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly permit his or her child to possess any of the arms or weapons designated in Section 1272 of this title, including any rifle or shotgun, if such parent is aware of a substantial risk that the child will use the weapon to commit a criminal offense or if the child has either been adjudicated a delinquent or has been convicted as an adult for any criminal offense.
C.  It shall be unlawful for any child to possess any of the arms or weapons designated in Section 1272 of this title, except rifles or shotguns used for participation in hunting animals or fowl, hunter safety classes, target shooting, skeet, trap or other recognized sporting event.  Provided, the possession of rifles or shotguns authorized by this section shall not authorize the possession of such weapons by any person who is subject to the provisions of Section 1283 of this title.
D.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided in Section 1276 of this title, and, any child violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to adjudication as a delinquent.  In addition, any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable for civil damages for any injury or death to any person and for any damage to property resulting from any discharge of a firearm or use of any other weapon as provided in Section 10 of Title 23 of the Oklahoma Statutes.  Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section after having been issued a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, may be liable for an administrative violation as provided in Section 1276 of this title.
E.  As used in this section, "child" means a person under eighteen (18) years of age.
R.L.1910, § 2547.  Amended by Laws 1993, c. 309, § 2, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 290, § 52, eff. July 1, 1994; Laws 1995, c. 272, § 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Laws 2000, c. 382, § 13, eff. July 1, 2000.

NOTE:  Laws 1993, c. 264, § 2 repealed by Laws 1994, c. 2, § 34, emerg. eff. March 2, 1994.

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§21-1276.  Penalty for 1272 and 1273.
PENALTY FOR 1272 AND 1273

Any person violating the provisions of Section 1272 or 1273 shall, upon a first conviction, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor and the party offending shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days or both such fine and imprisonment.  On the second and every subsequent violation, the party offending shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not less than thirty (30) days nor more than three (3) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of Section 1272 or 1273 after having been issued a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Sections 1 through 25 of this act, shall have the license suspended for a period of six (6) months and shall be liable for an administrative fine of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) upon a hearing and determination by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that the person is in violation of the provisions of this section.
R.L. 1910, § 2550.  Amended by Laws 1995, c. 272, § 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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§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, Section 1290.1 et seq. of this title, 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:
a.    any property set aside for the use of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, by a city, town, county, state, or federal governmental authority,
b.    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,
c.    any property adjacent to a structure, building, or office space in which concealed weapons are prohibited by the provisions of this section, and
d.    any property designated by a city, town, county, or state, governmental authority as a park, recreational area, or fairgrounds; provided nothing in this subparagraph 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 a, b, c or d 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 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;
2.  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.  Private investigators with a firearms authorization shall be exempt from this section when acting in the course and scope of employment.
R.L.1910, § 2551.  Amended by Laws 1992, c. 170, § 1, emerg. eff. May 5, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 264, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1995, c. 272, § 31, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Laws 1996, c. 191, § 4, emerg. eff. May 16, 1996; Laws 2000, c. 382, § 2, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2001, c. 33, § 19, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2001, c. 396, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001.

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§21-1278.  Unlawful intent to carry.
UNLAWFUL INTENT TO CARRY
Any person in this state who carries or wears any deadly weapons or dangerous instrument whatsoever with the intent or for the avowed purpose of unlawfully injuring another person, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), by imprisonment for a period not exceeding two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  The mere possession of such a weapon or dangerous instrument, without more, however, shall not be sufficient to establish intent as required by this section.
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section after having been issued a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Section 1290.1 et seq. of this title, shall have the license permanently revoked and shall be liable for an administrative fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) upon a hearing and determination by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that the person is in violation of the provisions of this section.
R.L. 1910, § 2552.  Amended by Laws 1993, c. 264, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1995, c. 272, § 32, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 324, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 219, eff. July 1, 1999.

NOTE:  Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 324 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.

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§21-1279.  Misdemeanor pointing a firearm.
MISDEMEANOR POINTING A FIREARM
Except for an act of self-defense, it shall be unlawful for any person to point any pistol or any other deadly weapon whether loaded or not, at any other person or persons.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Section 1280 of this title.
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section after having been issued a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Sections 1 through 25 of this act, may be subject to an administrative violation as provided in Section 1280 of this title.
R.L. 1910, § 2553.  Amended by Laws 1995, c. 272, § 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

§21-1280.  Penalty for 1279.
PENALTY FOR 1279
Any person violating the provisions of Section 1279 of this title, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.  The person offending shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) and shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not less than three (3) nor more than twelve (12) months.  Any person convicted of violating the provisions of Section 1279 of this title after having been issued a handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Sections 1 through 25 of this act, shall have the handgun license permanently revoked and shall be liable for an administrative fine of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) upon a hearing and determination by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that the person is in violation of the provisions of this section.
R.L. 1910, § 2554.  Amended by Laws 1992, c. 170, § 2, emerg. eff. May 5, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 264, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1995, c. 272, § 34, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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§21-1280.1.  Possession of firearm on school property.
POSSESSION OF FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
A.  It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession on any public or private school property or while in any school bus or vehicle used by any school for transportation of students or teachers any firearm or weapon designated in Section 1272 of this title, except as provided in subsection C of this section or as otherwise authorized by law.
B.  “School property” means any publicly or privately owned property held for purposes of elementary, secondary or vocational-technical education, and shall not include property owned by public school districts or private educational entities where such property is leased or rented to an individual or corporation and used for purposes other than educational.
C.  Firearms and weapons are allowed on school property and deemed not in violation of subsection A of this section as follows:
1.  A gun or knife designed for hunting or fishing purposes kept in a privately owned vehicle and properly displayed or stored as required by law, or a handgun carried in a vehicle pursuant to a valid handgun license authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, provided such vehicle containing said gun or knife is driven onto school property only to transport a student to and from school and such vehicle does not remain unattended on school property;
2.  A gun or knife used for the purposes of participating in the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation certified hunter training education course or any other hunting, fishing, safety or firearms training courses, or a recognized firearms sports event, team shooting program or competition, or living history reenactment, provided the course or event is approved by the principal or chief administrator of the school where the course or event is offered, and provided the weapon is properly displayed or stored as required by law pending participation in the course, event, program or competition; and
3.  Weapons in the possession of any peace officer or other person authorized by law to possess a weapon in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.
D.  Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), and imprisonment for not more than two (2) years.  Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section after having been issued a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act shall have the license permanently revoked and shall be liable for an administrative fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) upon a hearing and determination by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that the person is in violation of the provisions of this section.
Added by Laws 1992, c. 170, § 3, emerg. eff. May 5, 1992.  Amended by Laws 1992, c. 286, § 2, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992; Laws 1995, c. 272, § 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Laws 1996, c. 191, § 5, emerg. eff. May 16, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 325, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 220, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2003, c. 465, § 2, eff. July 1, 2003.

NOTE:  Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 325 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.


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§21-1290.7.  Construing authority of license.
CONSTRUING AUTHORITY OF LICENSE

The authority to carry a concealed handgun pursuant to a valid handgun license as authorized by the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, Sections 1 through 25 of this act, shall not be construed to authorize any person to:
1.  Carry or possess any weapon other than an authorized pistol as defined by the provisions of Section 2 of this act;
2.  Carry or possess any pistol in any manner or in any place otherwise prohibited by law;
3.  Carry or possess any prohibited ammunition or any illegal, imitation or homemade pistol;
4.  Carry or possess any pistol when the person is prohibited by state or federal law from carrying or possessing any firearm; or
5.  Point, discharge, intentionally display the pistol, or use the pistol in any manner not otherwise authorized by law.
Added by Laws 1995, c. 272, § 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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§21-1287.  Use of firearm while committing a felony.
USE OF FIREARM WHILE COMMITTING A FELONY

Any person who, while committing or attempting to commit a felony, possesses a pistol, shotgun or rifle or any other offensive weapon in such commission or attempt, whether the pistol, shotgun or rifle is loaded or not, or who possesses a blank or imitation pistol, shotgun or rifle capable of raising in the mind of one threatened with such device a fear that it is a real pistol, shotgun or rifle, or who possesses an air gun or carbon dioxide or other gas-filled weapon, electronic dart gun, knife, dagger, dirk, switchblade knife, blackjack, ax, loaded cane, billy, hand chain or metal knuckles, in addition to the penalty provided by statute for the felony committed or attempted, upon conviction shall be guilty of a felony for possessing such weapon or device, which shall be a separate offense from the felony committed or attempted and shall be punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a period of not less than two (2) years nor for more than ten (10) years for the first offense, and for a period of not less than ten (10) years nor more than thirty (30) years for any second or subsequent offense.
Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section after having been issued a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act shall have the license permanently revoked and shall be liable for an administrative fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) upon a hearing and determination by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that the person is in violation of the provisions of this section.
Added by Laws 1969, c. 220, § 1.  Amended by Laws 1976, c. 111, § 1; Laws 1982, c. 173, § 3, emerg. eff. April 16, 1982; Laws 1995, c. 272, § 38, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 329, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 222, eff. July 1, 1999.

NOTE:  Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 329 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.

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