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.

BY JENNIFER PALMER Modified: December 1, 2012 at 1:03 am •  Published: December 2, 2012
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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.

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Q&A

Questions for businesses about open carry:

Q: Do I have to post a sign if I want to ban firearms at my business?

A: No, the statute doesn’t require a sign. Business owners can state their policy verbally.

Q: Can I allow concealed firearms but not open carry?

A: Yes. What, if any, firearms are allowed inside is at the business owner’s discretion.

Q: Can I prohibit someone from keeping a gun inside his or her car in the parking lot?

A: No, the law allows gun owners to secure the firearm inside a locked vehicle.

Q: Can I ask someone who is openly carrying to show me his or her permit?

A: You can ask but you can’t compel them to show it. License holders, by law, are only required to show their permit to law enforcement.

Source: Attorney Matthew Love

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