Oklahoma business owners approach open-carry law in varied ways
A handful of local businesses have posted signs banning, or welcoming, firearms since the state’s open-carry law went into effect Nov. 1. But many, possibly apprehensive to offend customers, have decided to wait and see if open carry becomes an issue first.
Business owners have the right to control the presence of guns on their premises, and it appears many are treading carefully since Oklahoma’s open-carry law went into effect Nov. 1.
Signs banning, or welcoming, legal firearms are not widespread. Business owners face a difficult decision: If they ban firearms, will they alienate pro-gun customers? If they allow them, will...
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