Requirements For Identifying A Gun To Law Enforcement In Oklahoma

Law EnforcementIt’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1290.8 to fail or refuse to identify the fact that you’re in actual possession of a concealed or unconcealed handgun pursuant to the authority of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act when you come into contact with any Oklahoma or federal law enforcement officer during the course of any arrest, detainment, or routine traffic stop. The identification to the law enforcement officer must be made at the first opportunity. You aren’t required to identify yourself as a handgun licensee when no handgun is in your possession or in any vehicle in which you’re driving or are a passenger.

A violation of this law is a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment in the county jail is one year. The maximum fine is $100.

If a law enforcement officer comes in contact with someone whose handgun license is suspended, revoked, or expired or someone who is in possession of a handgun license that has not been lawfully issued to that person, then the officer will confiscate the license.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1290.8 & 21 O.S. § 10

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