Once again a legal topic was brought up at the water cooler this morning. Somehow the topic of knives came up and the question was asked after seeing a switchblade, "Is that legal to own and carry in Oklahoma?"
IS IT LEGAL TO CARRY A SWITCHBLADE OR AUTO KNIFE IN OK? FIND OUT BELOW
The person who asked isn't from Oklahoma and just moved here a while back. They were more than a little shocked that most of us carry some form of auto knife. From side openers to OTF(Out the Front) blades.
Switchblade or automatic knives are more popular now than ever before
This person took some convincing that they're legal and it wasn't until Google searches and official government websites were consulted that they finally believed it. Most people just assume they're illegal.
YOU CAN LEGALLY OWN & CARRY A SWITCHBLADE OR AUTOMATIC KNIFE IN OKLAHOMA
To be fair in some states and cities they are. A lot of these places not only prohibit automatic knives they also restrict any quick and easy-to-open knives such as gravity and Balisong AKA Butterfly knives too.
Switchblades that "side open" and "out the front" knives are both legal in Oklahoma
In the great state of Oklahoma,it is legal to own and carry switchblades and/or any other form of automatic knife. This includes gravity knives and the Balisong/Butterfly knife as well. But that wasn't always the case.
THE KNIFE LAWS IN OKLAHOMA WERE AMENDED IN 2015 TO LEGALIZE AUTOS
For a time it was illegal to carry switchblades and autos in Oklahoma. A law was passed in 1957 that prohibited them, but in 2015 the state laws were amended which legalized owning and carrying auto knives.
The OTF (Out the Front) switchblade is a popular carry option in Oklahoma
There are very few restrictions on knives in the Sooner State. A great resource when it comes to knife laws not only in Oklahoma but Nationwide is AKTI(American Knife & Tool Institute)click here to visit the site.
A BIG THANKS to Ares State Armory in Lawton, OK. for allowing us the use of these knives for the story. You can check them out at 2210 W. Gore Blvd. Suite #5 in Lawton, OK. or online at www.aresststearmory.com
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Check out the top 10 most popular carry guns in the Sooner State. While there are a wide variety of firearms and calibers to choose from for everyday carry (EDC) the handguns listed below are among the most purchased and widely used personal and home defense weapons in Oklahoma. These models and brands account for the majority of gun sales in the state and are among the most popular choices for EDC or home defense weapons (HDW). If you're looking for a quality reliable EDC/HDW these are all solid picks. Which by default makes them the most popular. WARNING: Seek proper training and instruction on firearm safety rules and the practice of safe gun handling skills prior to the loading and carrying and/or shortage of a firearm. The time to learn what to do and how to do it isn't when your safety and life depend on it. BE SAFE!
25 hilarious Oklahoma personalized tags DENIED by the DMV
A great way to personalize your vehicle is with a custom license plate. There are some pretty creative and funny tags running around the Sooner State. Some are easy to get, others will have you scratching your head trying to figure it out what it says. Personalized plates are very popular and we're seeing more of them on the road every day. However, there are some rules and restrictions when it comes to what you can and can't put on your plate. If it's considered obscene, vulgar, demeaning, or includes any mention of drugs, alcohol, or illegal activities it will be DENIED. Check out the photo gallery below of some of the most hilarious tags that were rejected by the Oklahoma Department of Motor Vehicles. WARNING: some of these could be considered offensive so if you're easily offended proceed with caution. You have been officially warned.
Check out Oklahoma's retro 1950s themed hotel
If you're looking to make your accommodations more than just a place to stay, but rather a part of the vacation experience itself then this is for you. There's a 1950s-themed hotel in Oklahoma that's the ultimate retro getaway for the entire family. The Happy Days Hotel in McAlester, OK. is like traveling back in time to the 1950s. It's the perfect place to relive or visit the greatest era of music, movies, and television. When rock n' roll was king and the King himself, Elvis Presley ruled! The entire hotel is decked out floor to ceiling in 50s memorabilia, even the rooms. It's more than a great place to stay, it's a vacation destination, Right next door is the Great Balls of Fire Family Entertainment Center a 50s-themed bowling alley. There's also a 50s diner on-site as well called Angel's Diner. It's your one-stop shop for 1950s-style retro rest and relaxation in OK.
Take a virtual tour of this massive 7.5 million dollar Oklahoma mansion
Take a look inside this massive Oklahoma mansion that's up for sale. This epic estate is one of the most impressive and expensive houses currently for sale in the Sooner State with a price tag of $7,500,000. This one-of-a-kind property is located at 6907 Avondale Drive, Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City, OK. It's one of the most incredible and luxurious homes on Zillow.com and is listed by Cole Strickland of Metro Mark Realtors. This 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom 11,412 square foot multi-story home boasts all the very best in features and amenities. It sits on 1.7 acres and even has its own tennis court and swimming pool. That's just the beginning. Scroll through the pictures below to take a virtual tour of this EPIC MEGA-MANSION in OKC.