Skip to comments.Proactive v Reactive: A Comparison of MS and OK Open Carry Planning
Posted on 01/27/2014 2:52:34 PM PST by marktwain
The State of Oklahoma passed its Open Carry Law in early 2012, one year prior to the Mississippi law. By all appearances it would seem that Oklahoma did an outstanding job in looking ahead with a proactive plan to limit challenges for the future. Sadly, Mississippis approach has been more reactive than proactive.
Shortly after the Oklahoma legislative session ended, law enforcement authorities began to develop plans to deal with their new open carry law. Stories began to surface as early as a month or so following the end of the session and up to the effective date of the law (November 1, 2012).
May 16, 2012, News 9 in Norman, Oklahoma
Police have already developed a training plan for officers and dispatchers on how to respond to complaints related to the new law that will be effective November 1, 2012.
October 20, 2012, KRMG Radio
Reported that the new law set to become effective on November 1st, caused Michael Konshak of Bixby Police Department to identify the need for dispatcher training. Thats the dispatchers who are going to be taking the 911 calls for a man with a gun, Konshak said. Its equally critical that law enforcement personal really understand the entire self-defense pact inside and out. Were the ones who are responsible for enforcing those laws. He said it is important to see that officers and dispatchers are properly trained.
October 31, 2012. According to American City and County on the internet
Its unclear what effect the new law may have. Law enforcement officials expect an uptick in nervous people calling 911 to report someone with a gun, but experience from other open-carry states does not indicate an increase in shootings or threats to the public.
(Excerpt) Read more at mississippigunnews.com ...
Thanks for the post. Oklahoma State senator Nathan Dahm will be on Piers Morgan tonight. I was going to start a thread for it, but I forgot. I will do that now.
I’ve still yet to see someone open carrying in Oklahoma.
The predictions of wild west gun fights was wrong yet again!
I saw a guy at Wal Mart a few months ago. I win!!!
You stop by my house and you’ll see me OC’ing.
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