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Open carry - Concealed carry question

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by Brad A, May 17, 2017.

  1. Brad A

    Brad A Sharpshooter

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    So a person can open carry without a permit. A person can carry concealed with a permit. When carrying concealed the gun cannot print through clothing or be seen. But carrying in the open is okay.
    If my gun is slightly printing, I can be in trouble, but if it's completely showing, then I'm okay. Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. Am I understanding this correctly? How strict are most police officers regarding printing?
     
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    You need a permit for any carry in OK. No worries on printing or exposing your concealed gun, it's just like open carry.
     
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    What tomthbaker said
     
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    What they both said. You have to have a permit to carry; either open or concealed.
     
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    if you've got a permit, you can carry either open or concealed.

    But you have to have the permit, sorry to say.
     
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    As posted above, any loaded firearm carry on your person in public in Oklahoma requires a permit. Oklahoma recently passed it can be open carry if you desire, which did away with the "Printing" issue when we were CC only. But in fact, I think you will find very few people elect to open carry. It was pushed primarily to negate the printing or accidental exposure issue. I had one a year or so ago when my seat belt had pulled my t-shirt up over the handle getting out at a gas station in a hurry that I had not noticed. The guy at the next pump said " Is that a 1911?" I was surprised, "Yes sir, it is" and pulled my shirt back over it. I was totally legal either way so it did not matter.

    Sounds like you have received some conflicting and outdated information from some where. You might want to spend a little time studying this:

    https://www.ok.gov/osbi/documents/SDA_LAW_BOOK.pdf

    In my opinion it would be very wise to find a SDA class which is the first step to getting a permit, and you will have an instructor to answer any additional questions in detail. The Oklahoma OSBI website has the entire licensing procedure listed at:

    https://www.ok.gov/osbi/Handgun_Licensing/

    Also doing some searching for old threads here might help with some basic questions.

    Stay safe.
     
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    But if you open carry the police cannot even ask if you have a permit, correct?
     
  8. MacFromOK

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    I'm NOT a lawyer, but...

    You are required to notify officers you interact with, that you have a permit and are carrying a weapon.

    So I'm guessing they certainly can ask to see a permit if you're open carrying in a public place.

    If I understand correctly, open carry on YOUR private property does not require a permit.
     
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    No, only if you are detained. I have interacted with cops 2 different times while open carrying but I wasnt being detained, it was idle talk in the coffee shop. And I do not believe they can ask for your permit unless they have another reason to be stopping you but I might be wrong on that. I'll play it safe and show them my permit if they ask for any reason though.
     
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  10. MacFromOK

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    My bad, I should have said "officially interact," but you don't have to be detained or arrested - a routine traffic stop will do. ;)

    TITLE 21 ยง 1290.8 POSSESSION OF LICENSE REQUIRED-NOTIFICATION TO POLICE OF GUN

    "C. It shall be unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to identify the fact that the person is in actual possession of a concealed or unconcealed handgun pursuant to the authority of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act when the
    person first comes into contact with any law enforcement officer of this state or its political subdivisions or a federal law enforcement officer during the course of any arrest, detainment, or routine traffic stop. Said identification to the law enforcement officer shall be made at the first opportunity.
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