Question about Oklahoma carry laws


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imabballer
April 17, 2008, 09:37 PM
I have a concealed weapons license in Oklahoma but one thing I've never known for sure, is it legal to carry more than one gun at a time? I usually never would but there are a few times that I might like having more than one gun for different purposes. I have heard in some states you can carry more than one, and just don't know if OK is one of those states or not.

Thanks in advance!

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Flyboy
April 17, 2008, 10:44 PM
We discussed this in class, and the answer I heard was "have a ball." There's no limitation written into the law.

Of course, as with all such questions, you should really ask an attorney. It's your butt on the line, not mine.

Coyote Blue
April 17, 2008, 10:57 PM
After checking out OK Statute ,Title 21 ,21-1271.1 to 21-1290.26, I find nothing to preclude the carrying of more than one firearm.
As Flyboy suggested,go for it.

ConstitutionCowboy
April 17, 2008, 11:00 PM
I have read the law from the beginning to the end and there is no restriction as to how many arms you may carry as long as those arms are concealed. Remember, laws forbid things, not grant permission. The only reason we have concealed carry laws is because there is an underlying law forbidding the carrying of arms in the first place, and these concealed carry laws are simply "pay-the-fees-and-jump-through-the-hoops" exceptions to that underlying law.

Woody

Look at your rights and freedoms as what would be required to survive and be free as if there were no government. Governments come and go, but your rights live on. If you wish to survive government, you must protect with jealous resolve all the powers that come with your rights - especially with the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Without the power of those arms, you will perish with that government - or at its hand. B.E. Wood

Coyote Blue
April 17, 2008, 11:19 PM
Woody

You are right on.
Now, how do we get Arkansas,Florida,Oklahoma,South Carolina andTexas(all former members of the Confederacy)except OK,to recognize and permit Open Carry?
Even New Jersey allows OC ostensibly, although this is, of course, an immediate trip to the slammer.
Thoughts?

http://www.opencarry.org

NavyLCDR
April 18, 2008, 10:50 AM
Oklahoma does have a .45 caliber limit. You can't carry anything larger than .45.

imabballer
April 18, 2008, 01:50 PM
Thanks to everybody for the replies! I think you all have answered my question.

Have a great day!

chrlefxtrt
April 18, 2008, 04:40 PM
Now, how do we get Arkansas,Florida,Oklahoma,South Carolina andTexas(all former members of the Confederacy)except OK,to recognize and permit Open Carry? But, many of the tribes sided with the confederacy. Also the south east part of our state is known as little Dixie because there were many migrants from the south east etc. I am from OK and I consider myself "Southern by the grace of God". My family were transplants from South Carolina via Texas and Missoura. :D

ConstitutionCowboy
April 18, 2008, 10:30 PM
Coyote Blue

All we need do is elect representatives who will abide the Constitution. It's that simple. Finding enough people to vote for such representatives is the hard part.

One other option is to take a case before the Court and have all the laws forbidding the open carry of arms(read infringements upon our RKBA) removed.

Woody

"The Right of the People to move about freely in a secure manner shall not be infringed. Any manner of self defense shall not be restricted, regardless of the mode of travel or where you stop along the way, as the right to keep and bear is so enumerated at both the beginning and end of any journey." B.E.Wood

Winchester 73
April 19, 2008, 12:46 AM
Oklahoma does have a .45 caliber limit. You can't carry anything larger than .45.

That should be enough in most cases.But still a another silly infringing law.A .454 Casull or .480 Ruger,may suit some folks just fine.

ConstitutionCowboy
April 19, 2008, 11:32 AM
Winchester 73

A .454 dimension rounds down to .45. Since the law only states .45 and doesn't go beyond two decimal places, .454 is good to go.

Winchester 73
April 19, 2008, 12:56 PM
A .454 dimension rounds down to .45. Since the law only states .45 and doesn't go beyond two decimal places, .454 is good to go.

Thank you ,Woody.
Thank goodness for rounding!

NavyLCDR
April 19, 2008, 06:39 PM
So, would .460 S&W be OK, since it uses a .45 caliber bullet? :D

Winchester 73
April 19, 2008, 07:03 PM
Delete

tulsamal
April 19, 2008, 10:17 PM
I'm actually planning to get one of the new five shot .480 Alaskans when they finally hit the market. I wasn't really planning on ever carrying it but I can imagine some special condition where I thought it would be fun. I had forgotten all about that stupid .45 cal rule. That would be a silly thing to go to jail over. Or to lose your CCW over.

Gregg

Winchester 73
April 19, 2008, 10:30 PM
I had forgotten all about that stupid .45 cal rule

You are correct.The stupidity of politicians(And SO many others )is endless.

Flyboy
April 20, 2008, 01:53 AM
I've always wondered about the .45 caliber rule. Many of us (myself included) carry .45ACP, which is .451--technically, it's larger, and should be forbidden (law doesn't generally allow for rounding); the only thing I can think of is that the name of the caliber, not the actual diameter, counts here. .454 Casull should be right out.

Here's my question, though: can I carry an AR pistol? .223 is definitely smaller than .45. What about an AK pistol? A T/C Contender in .308?

I love corner cases.

Winchester 73
April 20, 2008, 02:05 AM
Here's my question, though: can I carry an AR pistol? .223 is definitely smaller than .45. What about an AK pistol? A T/C Contender in .308?

I love corner cases.

Sounds cool.
Just remember,no OC in OK.

Flyboy
April 20, 2008, 09:09 AM
Just remember, no OC in OK.
I have a trenchcoat.:neener:

Mind you, I have no intention of actually doing it (for one thing, I don't have the guns), it just seemed like an interesting thought experiment. Picking stupid laws apart is a hobby.

Winchester 73
April 20, 2008, 11:01 PM
I have a trenchcoat

You got me!:D

tulsamal
April 21, 2008, 09:19 PM
I've got an AMD65 AK pistol. I could put the issue 20 round mag in it and carry it legally with my CCW in OK. I could put a 30 round mag in it for that matter. But a five shot .480 revolver is illegal!!

Gregg

tulsamal
April 21, 2008, 09:23 PM
Just remember,no OC in OK.

Yeah, I've already been face down in on a gravel road in the middle of nowhere. My crime was openly carrying a Glock 17 in a military flap holster while I went out for a walk down the rural country roads. I tried to reason with the deputy but it's hard to do face down in the gravel while the guy keeps pointing his Glock at your head (finger on trigger) and saying he's going to shoot you if you move a muscle!

I told him I've never even had a traffic ticket and I'm a US Army vet but he didn't care. And I tried to say that the law clearly says open carry is legal for "any other purpose not prohibited by law" but he didn't care.

I just wish they had video cameras in their cars.

Gregg

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