Open Carry Seemingly Off to a Smooth Start
Police said that as of early Thursday afternoon, dispatch had not yet received any calls dealing with the new open carry law that just went into effect.
"We're not anticipating a huge problem with this," said Officer Jillian Roberson. "But the law's out there. We're here to enforce it just like any other law, so that's what we're going to do. If we get man with a gun call, if we get a call that an individual is openly carrying, we're going to respond to that just like any other call."
Restaurant owners at Steak and Eggs in Sapulpa also said they have not had any problems with open carry so far. In fact, they said no one openly carried into their restaurant Thursday. Owners are uncertain if they will eventually post signs banning guns, but at this point, do not think it is a problem.
"I think as long as you have your license, it's okay to carry," said one of the owners, David Mortazavi. "I'm all for it. But for our restaurant to put a sign or something up, I think we're going to wait and educate ourselves with our customers to see how they feel about it, and then we'll make the decision after that."