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Oklahoma has weak gun laws. The state does not require a person to pass a criminal background check before purchasing a firearm from an unlicensed seller. State law also does not require a person to obtain a permit before carrying concealed handguns in public, meaning that a person in Oklahoma can get a handgun and carry it concealed in public without ever passing a criminal background check or taking firearm safety training.

711 In an average year, 711 people die by guns in Oklahoma.
10th Oklahoma has the 10th highest rate of gun deaths in the country.
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Oklahoma can improve its gun laws in many ways. To become a safer state, it can repeal its recently enacted permitless carry law and enact an Extreme Risk law which would empower loved ones or law enforcement to intervene in order to temporarily prevent someone in crisis from accessing firearms.

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