The LA Times reports that an open carry protest rally get together hoe-down thingie went well enough—given that the Redondo Beach congregants were banned from the pier onto which they’d planned to gather. A dozen participants had a little pow-wow with a dozen police officers. Fortunately, no one played the dozens; the protestors agreed not to transgress the pier and no other civil disobedience occurred. The article on the rally attempts to end on a cheerful note, what with a couple of the protestors stepping onto the forbidden zone with a banana in their holsters (and boy were they glad to see you). But scribe Mike Anton’s interviewee makes an [unintentional] bad taste joke instead.
Saturday’s show of support for the current open carry law went off without incident. When Jeff and Tammy Cude stepped across the line — and onto the pier — they did so without guns in their holsters.
They packed bananas instead. Jeff had written “Glock” on his.
“It’s our little protest,” he said. He wore a Mickey Mouse cap and a T-shirt depicting various types of handguns and the message “Celebrate Diversity.” “This is all so ridiculous.”
And although his banana wouldn’t do much in the way of self-defense, it had other advantages.
“If I get hungry,” Cude said, “I’ll just eat my gun.”