3 Gun Law Myths…BUSTED! | Oklahoma

The following is a video transcript.

I’d like to talk to you today about gun myths.

Myth Number One: When presenting your handgun license, you do not need to tell an officer if you are armed.

The current myth is you should present your concealed carry permit to the police officer and let him figure out whether you are armed or not. Wrong. The proper way to do it is to advise a police officer upon first contact that you are armed, and let him ask you whether you have a concealed carry permit and ask you to present it.

If so:

  1. Present your concealed carry permit; and
  2. Follow his instructions.

If he asks for your driver’s license and says something like, “Well, I am armed too,” then follow his instructions and your meeting with him will comply with the law, which requires you to state that you are armed.

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Myth Number Two: You can carry a firearm in your car for self-defense.

The only time you can carry a firearm in your car for self-defense purposes is if you have a concealed carry license, and that’s limited to a pistol only.

Rifles and shotguns are outside of the Self-Defense Act, and they must be carried empty inside of a gun case if you carry them inside the cabin of your car. They must be prominently displayed so they can be seen by a police officer looking inside your car. Alternatively, they may be empty and inside a gun case in the trunk of your car.

Myth Number Three: The Castle Doctrine will protect you from prosecution if you drag the body inside.

A person could get into an altercation with a trespasser or an intruder outside on the grounds of their home, still being on their property, and this altercation leads to violence and leads to the intruder being shot. In order to be protected from accusations, some assume that all you need to do is to drag the deceased person into your home and somehow the Castle Doctrine will protect you from prosecution.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

If you are faced with imminent threat of death or imminent threat of great bodily injury, only then can you use deadly force to protect yourself. You should leave the body alone so that the police may have a clean crime scene to investigate and thereby exonerate you.

Should you have any questions about gun myths in the State of Oklahoma, please feel free to call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak with an Independent Program Attorney. Thank you very much.

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3 comments on “3 Gun Law Myths…BUSTED! | Oklahoma

  1. If you drag the body into your house, the crime scene investigators will know. Forensic science has advanced greatly over the years, and investigators are very good at piecing together exactly what happened.

  2. I was shocked the bail bonds lady that shot the man climbing out the window.
    She shot him in the back as he was running away!!!! No threat to her and she shot him dead. And got away with it. Thats just wrong.
    I asked sbout that in my chl class and no one would comment. But the look on their faces told me the same thing im saying now. LAW??? What happened to the law?

  3. Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
    Chapter 53
    Okla Firearms Act of 1971
    Section 1289.13

    In part says “a rifle or shotgun may be transported clip or magazine loaded and not chamber loaded when transported in an
    exterior locked compartment of the vehicle or trunk of the vehicle or in the interior compartment of the vehicle notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1289.7 of this title when the person is in possession of
    a valid handgun license pursuant to the Oklahoma Self Defense Act”

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