Private Sales in Oklahoma

Posted on January 1, 2012

Private firearms transfers (i.e., transfers by individuals not licensed as firearms dealers) are not subject to a background check requirement in Oklahoma, although federal and state purchaser prohibitions still apply. See the Oklahoma Prohibited Purchasers Generally section for a list of prohibited gun purchasers.

See the Oklahoma Minimum Age to Purchase or Possess Firearms section for age restrictions.

As noted in the Oklahoma Prohibited Purchasers Generally section, no person may knowingly sell, trade, give, transmit or otherwise cause the transfer of a firearm to any convicted felon, adjudicated delinquent, or any individual who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs or is mentally or emotionally unbalanced or disturbed.1 All persons who engage in selling, trading or otherwise transferring firearms must display this prohibition prominently in full view at or near the point of normal firearms sale, trade or transfer.2

See the Oklahoma Firearms Trafficking section for additional laws aimed at gun trafficking.

See our Private Sales policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1289.12. []
  2. Id. []