California Pushes to Outlaw Open Carry

Sorry it’s taken me so long to get round to this one, but it seemed pretty obvious that the People’s Republic of California would make carrying an unloaded handgun in plain view a criminal offense. People who really, really want gun control want guns to go away. As in disappear. A handgun you can see isn’t invisible. And so (lo?) the California Assembly has passed AB1934 by a margin of 41-25, with the vote split along party lines. The bill makes open carry a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum penalty of six months jail time and a $1,000 fine. “With rights come responsibilities,” the legislation’s birth mother, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, proclaimed. “Carrying a gun simply because you can is not responsible ownership.” And carrying a gun simply because you can’t is just plain petulant, I might add. Did, in fact. Anyway, off to the California Senate it goes, where the Democrats have the juice to git ‘er done. The Governator has yet to declare his position on the bill. He said he’s waiting for the movie. At Starbucks. With armed bodyguards.

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