Law enforcement officials said they haven't had problems with concealed carry since its passage in 1995. In fact, many said those with licenses were well-informed about the law and its requirements.
"I think we have to look at historical data," Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said. "The same people that open carry have concealed permits, and there have not been any problems. They haven't been a danger to the public. They haven't been a danger to our officers."
Jordan said he has spoken with officials in states where open carry is allowed, which helped to quell some of his concerns. There haven't been many problems tied directly to open carry elsewhere, he said.