While Oklahoma has gun laws that make it legal for law abiding individuals to possess firearms for recreational and self-defense purposes, the state does have strict restrictions regarding the type of ammunition that a person can legally possess. Below, we take a closer look at ammunition laws in Oklahoma.
Which Types of Bullets Are Restricted in Oklahoma?
According to section 21 O.S. § 1289.20, any round or elongated missile with a core of less than 60% lead and with a fluorocarbon coating, that is designed to travel at a high velocity and is capable of penetrating body armor, is illegal to possess.
Penalties for Unlawful Ammunition
You can face a fine ranging from $500 to $10,000 and/or up to 10 years in prison if you are caught manufacturing, importing, or advertising restricted bullets for sale. You can also face 2-10 years in prison if you are charged for possessing, using, or attempting to use a restricted bullet.
Is It Illegal to Order Ammo Online in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma does not require you to have a license to sell or purchase ammo. As long as you’re over the age of 21, you can legally purchase ammunition online.
Are Hollow Point Bullets Legal in Oklahoma?
Under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, you can carry hollow points of any type of variety. However, it is illegal to carry explosive bullets. It’s important to make the distinction between explosive bullets and hollow points because the two are not the same thing.
While some people might call a hollow point an “exploding round,” they’re not considered explosive rounds under the law. The type of bullet the law refers to when it says explosive bullet is designed to actually detonate on impact.
You also can’t carry tracers, or a weapon loaded with incendiary bullets, which are bullets that are designed to start fires on impact.
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