NORMAN — The Norman Police Department is planning a public forum to discuss the open-carry gun law that goes into effect Nov. 1.
The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Municipal Building's council chambers, 201 W Gray St.
An amended Oklahoma Self Defense Act that takes effect Nov. 1 will permit people licensed under the act to carry authorized firearms in plain view.
The open-carry law establishes limits for those choosing to carry a firearm in full view, said Capt. Tom Easley.
For example, firearms are prohibited in government buildings, public meetings such as city council or school board meetings, elementary and secondary schools, sporting events and businesses where the primary source of income is derived from serving alcohol, Easley said.
The police department has developed a training plan for officers and dispatchers on how to respond to complaints or calls for service related to the new law, Easley said.
The training plan and how the department will respond to open-carry complaints or calls for service will be explained at the Oct. 29 meeting. People can ask questions about the new law and/or express their concerns, he said.