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Some law enforcement officials are wary of legislation that would allow Oklahomans to display their handguns openly, but others say the public may not see a big difference.

Oklahomans with a permit can carry a concealed handgun, but the so-called Open Carry legislation would permit them to wear it exposed.

Similar bills have passed the House and Senate, and Gov. Mary Fallin says she supports the concept of allowing Oklahomans to openly carry guns.

Oklahoma Association of Police Chiefs president Norman McNickle told The Oklahoman most law enforcement officials support run rights, but some are concerned that people who openly carry their firearms in public might cause distractions that interfere with public safety.

Source: The Associated Press via 4029News.com.

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