Do Not Take a Gun to a Government Building
Video Transcribed: What are some places I can’t carry my concealed weapon? My name is Brian L. Jackson. I am a Tulsa lawyer with Wirth Law Office, and I want to talk to you today about places in Oklahoma you cannot carry a weapon.
Well, first and foremost, it would be anywhere where the government, whether it’s the state, local, or federal government does business with the public. So some examples would be the post office, courthouses, city hall.
In any of those places, you can’t carry a weapon. You cannot carry a weapon into a school unless you have the permission of… Unless basically, you have to have the permission of the school board if it’s public, or the president or headmaster of a private school. Can’t carry it in a school.
You cannot carry it to a sporting event. If it’s a public sporting event, you can’t do that. You can’t carry it any place where there’s gambling going on. So these casinos around the state, can’t carry there. Can’t carry into a place where alcohol is served for consumption on the premises. Now, this is an interesting one.
You can carry in a restaurant, but if it’s a place where the primary line of business is the service of alcohol, then you can’t carry in there. You also can’t carry onto a college campus or into buildings on a college campus without the permission of the president of that university. So those are some examples. If you come across a business that has signed up saying you can’t carry in there, you shouldn’t carry in there.
Although technically, it’s not a crime to carry in there, if you’re asked to leave and refuse to leave, then you could potentially be considered to be criminally trespassing under those circumstances.
But it’s generally a good idea if somebody does not want you to carry a weapon on their private property, don’t because you don’t want a confrontation. So those are some examples of places you can’t carry a weapon in Oklahoma.
If you have questions about that, or you’re interested in concealed carry and you want to know what the law around it is in Oklahoma, you should go to makelaweasy.com and we’ll help you out. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.