Norman Police Host Public Forum On Open Carry Law

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:53 pm
By: News 9

We're just a few days away from Oklahomans being able to openly carry guns. It's a topic that's drawn fire from both sides.

On Thursday, Oklahoma joins 24 other states with similar open carry laws. Norman Police held a public forum Monday night to help insure people are on the same page.

A Norman police weapons instructor and city legal experts spent more than an hour Monday night answering many questions. There are a lot of questions because Oklahoma's open carry law is complex.

For instance, if you earn the license to open carry, it must be a pistol .45 caliber or less. It also must be carried in a belt, or shoulder holster, or in a case specifically designed to hold a gun.

There are strict rules about the kinds of places you can open carry in.

10/29/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma's Open Carry Law Goes Into Effect On Thursday

Those in attendance applauded the police department's effort. If you missed Monday's forum, the "Oklahoma Open Carry Association" will hold a presentation at H & H Gun Range 6 p.m. Tuesday.