Businesses are facing a hot topic about the Open Carry bill Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed on Tuesday.
They have to decide if they will allow customers to use their businesses while showing their firearms in plain sight.
“As long as we are not losing business, if one person walks in with a gun and ten people leave, then obviously we would have to make a business decision; say ok maybe that's not a smart idea,” says Elote restaurant owner Jeramy Auld.
Auld and his wife have owned Elote for exactly four years this Tuesday. They are ok with allowing their customers to bring in unconcealed guns.
“If I felt like it was dangerous I would certainly leave,” said one of their customers who was eating with her young children.
“It doesn't make me uncomfortable,” said customer Justin Moore, as he was eating with her wife and two children. “I think anyone who is going to do harm with a gun is probably already carrying them.”
Moore does not think the law will make that much of a difference. Some people, he said, will still choose to conceal it.
He trusts the businesses he brings his family into to make the right decision based on who is carrying the unconcealed weapon.
“I trust their judgment if they don't want to let people in with a gun that's their prerogative, same flip side,” said Moore.
The Open Carry bill goes into effect November 1, 2012.