Illegal Use Or Carrying Of Weapons In Oklahoma

Crimes involving the illegal use or carrying of weapons in Oklahoma include Reckless Conduct; Unlawful Intent to Carry; Discharge Of Stun Gun, Tear Gas, Mace, Pepper Mace, or Other Deleterious Agent Against Officer; Use of Dangerous Weapon to Seize Bus or Assault or Batter a Bus Driver; Discharging Firearm or Hurling Missile at Bus; and Assault With Firearm Upon Emergency Medical Technician or Care Provider.

Reckless Conduct

Illegal Use Or Carrying Of Weapons In OklahomaIt’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1289.11 to engage in reckless conduct while having in your possession any shotgun, rifle, or pistol. Reckless conduct consists of creating a situation of unreasonable risk and probability of death or great bodily harm to another and demonstrating a conscious disregard for the safety of another person.

A violation of this law is a misdemeanor. The range of punishment in the county jail is ten days–six months. The range of fine is $50–$500.

Anyone convicted of violating this law after having been issued a handgun license pursuant to the Oklahoma Self- Defense Act will have his or her license suspended for six months and will be subject to an administrative fine of $50. Prior to the suspension and fine, there must be a hearing and determination by the OSBI that the person violated this law.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1289.11 & 21 O.S. § 1289.15

Unlawful Intent To Carry

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1278 to carry or wear any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument with the intent or for the avowed purpose of unlawfully injuring another person. The mere possession of such a weapon or dangerous instrument, without more, is not enough to establish the intent required by this law.

This crime is a felony. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is two years. The maximum fine is $5,000.

Anyone convicted of violating this law after having been issued a handgun license pursuant to the Oklahoma Self- Defense Act will have their license permanently revoked and will be liable for an administrative fine of $1,000. There must first be a hearing and determination by the OSBI that the person violated this law.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1278

Discharge Of Stun Gun, Tear Gas, Mace, Pepper Mace, Or Other Deleterious Agent Against Officer

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1272.3 to knowingly discharge, or cause to be discharged, any electrical stun gun, tear gas weapon, mace, tear gas, pepper mace, or any similar deleterious agent against another person knowing the other person is a peace officer, corrections officer, probation or parole officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or paramedic who is acting in the course of official duty.

This crime is a felony. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is ten years. The maximum punishment in the county jail is one year.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1272.3

Use Of Dangerous Weapon To Seize Bus Or Assault or Batter A Bus Driver

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1903 to seize or exercise control of any bus by force, violence, or threat of force or violence. This crime is a felony. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is 20 years. The maximum fine is $20,000.

It’s also a violation of 21 O.S. § 1903 to intimidate, threaten, assault or batter any driver, attendant, guard, or passenger of any bus with intent to seize or exercise control of any bus by force, violence, or threat of force or violence. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is ten years. The maximum fine is $5,000.

These crimes are felonies. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is 20 years. The maximum fine is $20,000.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1903

Discharging Firearm Or Hurling Missile At Bus

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1903 to discharge any firearm into or within any bus, terminal, or other transportation facility, unless such action is determined to have been in defensive force resulting from reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to oneself or another.

This crime is a felony. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is five years. The maximum fine is $5,000.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1903

Assault With Firearm Upon Emergency Medical Technician Or Care Provider

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 650.5 to commit any aggravated assault and battery or any assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon upon an emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm.

This crime is a felony. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is one year. The maximum fine is $1,000.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 650.5

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