Illegal Discharge Of Firearms In Oklahoma

The illegal discharge of a firearm in Oklahoma can be either a misdemeanor or felony offense.

Misdemeanor Discharging Firearms

FirearmsIt’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1364 to willfully discharge any pistol, rifle, shotgun, air-gun, or other weapon, or throw any other missile in any public place, or in any place where there is any person to be endangered thereby—regardless of whether anyone is injured.

This crime is a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment in the county jail is one year. The maximum fine is $500.

Anyone convicted of violating this law after having been issued a handgun license pursuant to the Oklahoma Self- Defense Act will have their license suspended for six months and will be subject to an administrative fine of $50. This occurs after a hearing and determination by the OSBI that the person violated this law.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1364 & 21 O.S. § 10

Felony Discharging Firearms

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1289.17A to willfully or intentionally discharge any firearm or other deadly weapon at or into any dwelling, or at or into any building used for public or business purposes.

This crime is a felony. The range of punishment in the Department of Corrections is 2–20 years. This law doesn’t apply to law enforcement officers in the performance of any lawful duty.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1289.17A

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