In Oklahoma, individuals who wish to carry a concealed firearm in public must first qualify under the Self Defense act to carry without a permit (Constitutional Carry) or obtain a concealed carry permit. The state has a “shall issue” policy for concealed carry permits, which means that as long as an individual meets the basic requirements, the state must issue them a permit.
The requirements for a concealed carry permit in Oklahoma include being at least 21 years old, having no criminal record, and completing a firearms training course. The training course must be approved by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and must cover topics such as firearm safety, handling, and storage, as well as laws related to the use of force and self-defense.
Once an individual has completed the training course and met the other requirements, they can apply for a concealed carry permit through the OSBI. The application process includes a background check and fingerprinting, and the permit must be renewed every five years or ten years.
Overall, obtaining a concealed carry permit in Oklahoma is a relatively straightforward process, as long as the individual meets the basic requirements and completes the required training.