Bombing, Manufacturing Bombs and Bomb Threats

On April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was the target of the most destructive act of domestic terrorism ever committed on U.S. soil. This act was carried out using a homemade truck bomb that took the lives of 168 men, women and children.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Oklahoma takes a very hard stance against terroristic threats and acts of violence involving weapons meant to cause mass destruction.

Laws Relating to Bombs in Oklahoma

Under Oklahoma law, it is a felony offense to manufacture a bomb as well as to threaten or attempt to use any explosive or incendiary device. This includes such things as Molotov cocktails and simple pipe bombs. It also includes bomb threats that are made with no intention of actually carrying out the act.


The penalties associated with these acts depend on the circumstances of the case and whether or not anyone was killed or injured. Even in a case where no injuries occurred, simply communicating a bomb threat can result in a minimum of three years in prison. If injuries were sustained, the minimum prison sentence jumps to seven years and can reach life imprisonment.

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