"Generally, when we have discussion and debate that pertains to constitutional or individual rights, those discussions tend to be spirited," said House Speaker Kris Steele. "I think it's a very healthy process."
Steele said he expects to support an open carry bill that applies to those 21 years and older who have received some training and a permit.
"We want to make sure we're responsible with any legislation," Steele said.
Republican Gov. Mary Fallin expressed similar support for a "reasonable" open carry bill with restrictions.
"I support open carry. I've always been a supporter of it, but I do think you have to be reasonable about open carry," Fallin said. "Just as there are times when you can't take open carry into airports or into areas of public buildings, we have to be thoughtful and reasonable about that."