Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Oklahoma Prepares for Open Carrying of Firearms
10/31/2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoman's who are licensed to carry concealed weapons will soon be able to carry their handguns openly in public under a much-debated new law.

 

Oklahoma's open-carry law approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law earlier this year goes into effect Thursday. It allows the estimated 141,000 Oklahomans with a concealed-carry license to also carry their weapons openly.

 

While the state's increasingly conservative Legislature has been clamoring for open carry for years, the arrival of the new law is causing some consternation among Oklahoma's law enforcement and business communities as they prepare for an increase in the number of citizens openly carrying firearms.

 

State officials say there has been a 40 percent increase in the number of people applying for a weapons permit.

 

© Associated Press
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Gas Explosion Injures Two: UPDATE
Sheriff's Deputy Finds Dead Body:UPDATE
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
National Beef Settles Lawsuit
Scenic Roots Heads To Liberal
Depletion of Ogallala Aquifer Empties Streams
Holiday Brunch At SCCC/ATS
Art Glass of John McDonald Blown Glass Exhibit
Stanton County Rollover Injures Two
An Opportunity To Help Emily
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
LPD To Participate In Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign
OPSU's McClendon Named Player of the Year
Stanton County Rollover Injures Two
An Opportunity To Help Emily
Governor Sam Brownback proclaims Nov. 29 as "Small Business Saturday"
City Commission Meets,Approves 7th and Western Plat
Turpin Couple Shares Story Worthy of Thanksgiving  
Slatten Earns All American Honors at Nationals
Manns Jr. Named Heartland Conference Player of the Year
National Beef Settles Lawsuit
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group