Applying For A Handgun License In Oklahoma

Requirements To Apply For A Handgun License In OklahomaThe eligibility requirements for someone to get a handgun license are in 21 O.S. § 1290.9. You must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States;
  2. Establish a residency in the State of Oklahoma. For purposes of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, the term “residency” applies to any person who either possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card and physically maintains a residence in Oklahoma. It also applies to any person, including the spouse of such person, who has permanent military orders within Oklahoma and possesses a valid driver’s license from another state where the person and spouse of that person claim residency;
  3. Be at least:
    1. 21 years old or
    2. 18 years old but not yet 21 years old and be a member or veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the Reserves, or National Guard, or have been discharged under honorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard;
  4. Complete a firearms safety and training course, demonstrate competence and qualifications with the type of pistol to be carried, and submit proof of training and qualification or an exemption for training and qualification;
  5. Submit the required fee and complete the application process; and
  6. Comply in good faith with the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1290.9, 21 O.S. § 1290.12, & 21 O.S. § 1290.14

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