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Open carry arrives with a whimper in Oklahoma

Open carry advocates celebrated loosened gun restrictions with a quiet demonstration at an Oklahoma City diner, and police reported nothing out of the ordinary a day after open carry arrives.

BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Published: November 2, 2012

Open carry arrived in Oklahoma without a hitch.

Spokesmen with police departments in Oklahoma City, Norman and Edmond said their dispatchers did not receive a single call from citizens concerned about firearms on Thursday, the first day for the law allowing people with a state-issued permit to openly carry certain handguns in public.

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