The Restaurant Has a Bar. Can I Carry? Oklahoma

Spring Break is here, and everyone is thawing out after a long winter. Before you take part in the festivities watch Independent Program Attorney Robert Robles instruct you on the law before you walk into a restaurant or bar with your firearm.

Bars and liquor stores are lumped into a class of businesses whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol. Therefore, it is against the law in Oklahoma to enter a business whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol while armed.

Entering a business, whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, with a firearm is a felony with up to two years in the prison and up to a $1,000.

There are no signs in the state of Oklahoma that are required by statute for a business to announce that its business is primarily the sale of alcohol.

Restaurants where the primary purpose is the sale of food, and whose ancillary purpose is also the sale of alcohol, are not required by law to say food is our primary purpose, so that is to be discovered individually.

If you are under the influence of these alcohol, legal, or illegal drugs you can be fined and charged with a misdemeanor.

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Know Your Ammo – Oklahoma

What type of ammo is prohibited in the state of Oklahoma? Federal and State law prohibit armor-piercing ammunition in handguns. Armor piercing ammunition is A projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium. Armor piercing ammunition is also a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile. What does this do? It allows the bullet to obtain velocities to penetrate police body armor.

Oklahoma law also restricts the caliber of your carry weapon. Caliber of the ammunition must be .45 caliber or less. Any other type of ammunition does not have any particular legal consequences for using. However, the prosecutor could always argue the state of mind of the user of the ammunition. For example, the rest in peace bullets or Glazer safety slugs or other high-energy ammunition could be argued as more deadly than the average legal ammunition.

Robert Robles, Independent Program Attorney for Oklahoma, U.S. LawShield®

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Oklahoma Legislative Update 2017—What Are the Latest Laws Affecting Gun Rights?

Oklahoma Legislative Update

In the video below, Robert Robles, independent program attorney for U.S. LawShield in Oklahoma, gives his legislative update and reviews new gun laws that take effect November 1 .

 

 

Transcript:

Hello. This is Robert Robles, attorney for U.S. LawShield in Oklahoma.

I’m going to review the highlights of the 2017 Oklahoma Legislature, and their activities concerning gun laws in the state of Oklahoma that take effect November 1, 2017. I’m going to read them to you.

And there are nine separate gun laws.

Number 1 – Senate Bill 35: Active military may carry a firearm using a military ID, plus an Oklahoma photo ID.

Number 2 – Senate Bill 36: Definition of a pistol was amended to allow single or multiple projectiles from a single round of ammunition.

Number 3 – Senate Bill 40: Felony Pointing, Section 1289.25 amended. Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground were amended. A person pointing a weapon, or a perpetrator at a work, perpetrator in self-defense, or in order to thwart, stop, or deter a forcible felony or attempted forcible felony, shall not be deemed of committing a criminal act.

Number 4 — Senate Bill 288, Driver Carry. Immediate immunity is extended to a business entity’s vehicle when a company driver is not prohibited by the company from carrying a firearm.

Number 5 — Senate Bill 397 repeals Paragraph (d) of 21 Oklahoma Statute Section 1903. Ten years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine for carrying a firearm on a bus has been repealed.

Number 6 — House Bill 1104: Any elected county official may carry a firearm in the courthouse where they were elected.

Number 7 — House Bill 1550:  Motorcycle Carry has been amended to include a motorcycle as a motor vehicle, for purposes of allowing it to have a locked compartment for the storage of firearms.

Number 8 — House Bill 2324: Amended state of authorization to shoot depredating animals (coyotes, feral hogs) from aircraft. You will need special permits from the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission.

Number 9 — House Bill 1428: Handgun Carry: Military Age Exemption Act, 18-year-old residents of the state of Oklahoma who are veterans of, or members of, the United States Armed Forces may carry a firearm in the state of Oklahoma.

Thank you very much.

 

 

Back to School: Firearms Laws You Need to Know in Oklahoma

 

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Back to School: Firearms Laws You Need to Know in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Independent Program Attorney Robert Robles explains the laws in Oklahoma regarding guns and schools that you need to know as your kids get ready for back-to-school time:

 

 

Back-to-School

Hi, this is Robert Robles, attorney from Oklahoma, to speak to you about the topic of guns in schools.

Campus Carry

First off, it is not legal to carry your firearm on a college campus. There may be exceptions, such as designated gun ranges, or a campus may have a training facility authorizing the concealed carry or the open carry of firearms, but that is an exception. And also the university administrator or president may buy a special authorization to allow the concealed carry of firearms by licensed SDA carriers on a specific university, but these are all exceptions to the rule.

Vehicles

You can carry a firearm in your vehicle when you’re picking up your children, or dropping them off at school, and also, of course, you may leave a handgun in your car in a designated parking lot at the school. The firearm has to be out of sight, and the car has to be locked.

Off-Campus

Now then, can you carry at a school-sponsored event? The law definitely does not prohibit carrying a firearm at a school-sponsored event as long as the event is not on the campus or the school grounds of either the elementary school, high school, or private school, or university.

School Bus

The Self Defense Act does not allow you to carry a firearm onto a school bus, so be aware of that.

Teachers

There are rules for teachers to carry firearms under the Self Defense Act. Mainly, the rules prohibit that actual carry if an independent school district allows teachers to carry under the Self Defense Act, there are rules and regulations, and advanced training for teachers and school employees to carry at schools which are allowed to have that program.

Thank you very much.

 

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