Limiting ‘open carry’ of guns on California lawmakers’ agenda.

California state lawmakers seeking to revive two controversial gun bills…

California state lawmakers seeking to revive two controversial gun bills made progress Tuesday, as an Assembly committee approved proposals targeting the “open carry” protest movement and requiring records on long gun sales.

Assembly Bill 144, by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, would make it a crime to openly carry an unloaded handgun in public. A number of circumstances and activities would be exempt from the ban, including some ceremonies, hunting and gun shows.

“Open carrying of weapons is something that belongs on a Hollywood movie set, not on Main Street or Starbucks,” Portantino said in testimony to the Assembly Public Safety Committee. “You don’t need a sidearm in order to buy a cheeseburger.”

Source: Torey Van Oot for The Sacramento Bee via Miami Herald.

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  • Giff

    What is this country coming to???? How does the state trump the Constitution anyway?

    Within 50 years this entire country will be a shell of its former self. Within 100 years this once great republic will fall to a foreign power (Chinese? Unrestricted warfare.).

    Americans want things handed to them now and we elect politicians who cater to the blathering left. Government paying out more than it takes in. Guns with no ammo. No open carry……

    If only the founding fathers could see us now.

  • Eric

    Yes, and the Biggest, Baddest “Boss-Cons” and Gang Leaders will have the biggest, baddest and best cheeseburgers! “Listen to Fools and the Mob Rules!” Maybe from an old rock song, but it’s true, and, worse, Kalifornia is no where close to “rock-bottom”…

  • Wolfman

    Out law carry and only the outlaws will have cheeseburgers.

  • Open Carry (UNLOADED NO AMMO ON YOU) is the EXCUSE Kalifornia uses to DENY RIGHT TO CARRY CONCEALED FOR ALL ELIGIBLE CITIZENS. RECENTLY THE FULL TIME STATISTS IN THE KALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE GRANTED THEMSELVES..CONCEALD CARRY RIGHTS! SO SCREW THE CITIZENS OF KALIFORNIA NO RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE BUT…WE THE RULING ELITE MAY HAVE GUNS AND OR ARMED GUARDS. KALIFORNIA TYRANNY IS YOUR REAL NAME!