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Norman police to address open-carry gun law at meeting

Norman police officers will address concerns and answer questions about the new open-carry gun law that goes into effect Nov. 1 at a public forum Oct. 29.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: October 16, 2012
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— 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.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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