Possession firearm after former conviction is a crime in Tulsa Oklahoma. This is so even though Article 2, Section 26 of the Oklahoma State Constitution states the right to bear arms for defense of person or property “shall never be prohibited”. It goes on further though to clarify that “nothing herein contained shall prevent the legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons.” This second part is what matters when it comes to convicted felons charged with possession of a firearm.
Oklahoma Possession of a Firearm Laws:
Under Okla. Stat. Tit. 21 §1283, convicted felons are constitutionally prohibited from carrying firearms. This further extends to owning a firearm, keeping a firearm in one’s home, and/or being a driver or passenger in a vehicle with a firearm. The felony convictions can be from any state. They are not required to only be an Oklahoma felony for this law to apply.
To give you a better understanding, the statute further defines firearm as:
– Pistols (regular, altered, or homemade)
– Shotguns (sawed off)
– Machine Guns
– and more
Under certain circumstances though, rightful possession of a firearm may reinstate to a convicted felon. However, this requires the offense to be of a non-violent nature and the offender to have only one felony conviction.
Penalties for Possession of a Firearm by Felons:
Punishment for possession firearm after former conviction is steep. The primary offender, the previously convicted felon, may receive a prison sentence between 1 to 10 years and a second felony conviction. Anyone knowingly assisting a convicted felon in procuring a firearm is also punishable by a $5,000 fine and revocation of their own handgun license.
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