MWC man wants to carry weapon in the open

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) - A Midwest City man is running an online campaign in an effort to allow Oklahomans to openly carry a gun.

Donald Ohse says he has 1,300 signatures in his campaign to convince lawmakers to pass an "open carry" law.

Ohse has a license to carry a concealed weapon but says he believes it would be safer to be able to carry the gun in the open.

And Ohse says claims such a law could lead to old West-style shootouts is just fear-mongering.

Law enforcement officials including the heads of the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association and the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police say they oppose the proposal.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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