Is the State Constitutional Carry allowed on Tinker AFB?
By 72nd Security Forces Squadron
/ Published October 30, 2019
On Feb. 27, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed Constitutional Carry into state law, effective Nov. 1.
Although eligible citizens and military members will be allowed to carry firearms without a permit within the state of Oklahoma; this state law does not supersede federal laws regarding firearms on Tinker Air Force Base. Personnel residing in base housing are able to exercise the Constitutional Carry law, but only off the installation premises. Weapons will only be transported to and from base housing, or the Security Forces armory, by the most direct route when entering or leaving Tinker AFB. When transporting a firearm on base, it is required to be unloaded, ammunition separated from the weapon and stored in an approved and secured firearms case and out of sight in your vehicle’s trunk (or the rear-most portion of the vehicle). If you come in contact with a Security Forces Defender other than at point-of-entry, you must declare you are in possession of a weapon. Any violation of this prohibition by military members, family members, civilian employees or other civilian personnel on the installation may result in base debarment, administrative action and/or criminal prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.
Those with questions, contact the Base Legal Office, 739-5811 or 72nd SFS, 734-6102.