People with drugs convictions will soon be able to carry firearms

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OKLAHOMA — Previously, people with misdemeanor drug convictions weren’t allowed to carry guns. But that will soon change.

As of Nov. 1, people with convictions related to illegal drug use or possession of drug paraphernalia will be able to get a gun license.

When the new laws goes into effect, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will be able to issue licenses to those with prior misdemeanor drug convictions, as long as the sentence was completed more than 10 years ago.

Applicants who want to pay their processing fee with a credit card or through electronic funds must use OSBI’s online application portal.

Click here for more information on the SDA online application portal, forms, law books, and other questions concerning Oklahoma’s gun licensing laws and process.