TULSA, Okla - If you have a permit to carry a concealed gun you'll soon be able to carry your gun in full view.
Oklahoma's open carry law goes into effect November 1st.
Bryan Hull wants to help people understand how the law works, so he created the Oklahoma Open Carry Association. "We decided to create this organization in order to serve as an educational resource for people in Oklahoma."
Open carry opponents argue the law will allow criminals to strap on their weapons in public.
Hull disagrees. “That just hasn’t been the case in other states. I would also point to a 2006 FBI study that showed criminals don’t open carry firearms and criminals don’t use holsters. They tend to carry their gun in a pocket or a waste band so if they need to they can get rid of it quickly.”
Hull adds, “Criminals also don’t want the kind of scrutiny from the public or law enforcement that open carry is going to expose them to.”
The new law has just two restrictions: You're not allowed to carry anything bigger than a 45 caliber handgun, and the gun barrel can't be more than 16 inches long.