Prohibited Ammunition In Oklahoma

It’s illegal to possess, use, manufacture, or load a handgun with restricted bullets. A “restricted bullet” is a round or elongated missile with a score of less than 60% lead and having a fluorocarbon coating that is designed to travel at a high velocity and is capable of penetrating body armor.

Prohibited Weapon

AmmunitionIt’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1290.6 to carry any concealed or unconcealed handgun in a manner authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act when the handgun is loaded with any ammunition that is either a restricted bullet, is larger than .45 caliber, or is otherwise prohibited by law. Any weapon carried in this manner is deemed a prohibited weapon for purposes of the Oklahoma Self- Defense Act.

This crime is a misdemeanor. The maximum punishment in the county jail is 30 days. The range of fine for a first offense is $100–$250. On the second and subsequent violations, the range of punishment in the county jail is 30 days–3 months, and the range of fine is $250–$500.

In addition to any criminal prosecution for a violation of this law, the licensee will be subject to an administrative fine of $500. This occurs after a hearing and determination by the OSBI that the licensee violated this law.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1290.6, 21 O.S § 1272, & 21 O.S § 1276

Possession Or Use Of Restricted Bullets

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1289.21 to possess, carry upon one’s person, use, or attempt to use against another person any restricted bullet.

This crime is a felony. The range of punishment in the Department of Corrections is two–ten years. The sentence may not be suspended.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1289.21 & 21 O.S. § 1289.19

Manufacture Of Restricted Bullets

It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1289.20 to manufacture, cause to be manufactured, import, advertise for sale, or sell within Oklahoma any restricted bullet unless it’s for the purpose of public safety or national security.

This crime is a felony. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is ten years. The range of fine is $500–$10,000.

SOURCES: 21 O.S. § 1289.20 & 21 O.S. § 1289.19

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