Possession Of Sawed-Off Shotgun Or Sawed-Off Rifle In Oklahoma

Sawed-Off shotgunIt’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1289.18 to have a sawed-off shotgun or a sawed-off rifle in your possession or under your immediate control, whether its concealed or not.

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

It is a defense to prosecution under this law to introduce the approved application form that authorized the making or transfer of the particular firearm to the defendant. The form must indicate that the registration of the firearm to the defendant is pursuant to the National Firearms Act.

A “sawed-off shotgun” is any firearm capable of discharging a series of projectiles of any material that may reasonably be expected to be able to cause lethal injury. The barrel or barrels must be less than 18” long. It must use either gunpowder, gas, or any means of rocket propulsion.

A “sawed-off rifle” is any rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16” long or any weapon made from a rifle (whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise) if such a weapon, as modified, has an overall length of less than 26” long, including the stock portion.

SOURCE: 21 O.S. § 1289.18

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