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NORMAN, Okla. – Many Norman residents gathered in city hall chambers Monday night to ask questions about the new open-carry gun laws. 

Norman police led the forum.

Nov. 1 the Amendment to the Oklahoma Self Defense Act goes into effect. 

Police are concerned about an onslaught of “person-with-a-gun” calls.  

Citizens like Keith Livings are worried he will unknowingly break the new law. 

“A lot of us are really worried about it.”

There are a number of limits with the new law. 

Guns still won’t be allowed in many places including government buildings, schools, professional sporting events or bars.

Businesses and property owners will still get to decide if handguns are allowed.

Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said he felt good about how the forum went.

“I think we had a lot of good questions,” he said. “I think we answered them to the best of our ability. Of course there were a few questions we didn’t have the answers to but we expected that.”