Police Chief: permitless carry law creates policing concerns

While most Oklahomans can now legally carry a firearm without a permit or training, Oklahoma City’s top police official is worried about the consequences the change in law could have.

“There are a lot of circumstances that this could potentially create that concern us,” Oklahoma City Police Chief Wade Gourley said. “Our officers have to identify bad guys in a split second. A law like this that is passed that’s so complicated and has so many moving parts to it … it adds doubt.”

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2597, which will allow many Oklahomans to carry a firearm without a permit or training, into law earlier this year. The bill officially went into effect this month.

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