Not surprisingly Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed into law the ban on openly carrying unloaded firearms in his state:
Gov. Jerry Brown announced early Monday that he had outlawed the open carrying of handguns in public in California, a controversial practice that top law enforcement officials had denounced as dangerous.
Clearing his desk of final bills sent to him by the Legislature, Brown signed the ban into law after it was backed by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and other law enforcement officials throughout the state.
“I listened to the California police chiefs,” Brown said in a statement.
He listened to the police chiefs by forsaking the people he supposedly represents. So there you have it, your Constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms no longer applies on the People’s Republic of California. This supposed right wasn’t eliminated due to intolerably high gun crimes being committed by those legally carrying but because some police chiefs don’t like the idea that mere serfs could carry an unloaded firearm openly. Although it’s been known for quite some time that police officers, as agents of the state, receive priority over the serfs it’s still sad to watch actual demonstrations of this fact move through the legislative process. Here’s a gem of a quote from one “representative” of California’s serfs:
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge), author of the ban, and his supporters said California is no longer the wild west, where citizens had to carry six-shooters on their hips for protection.
“The bottom line is the streets will be safer for law enforcement and families,” Portantino said.
I’m sure the streets are going to be much safer without those horribly law-abiding people walking around with openly displayed and completely unloaded firearms. Those unloaded guns certainly are known for jumping out of the holsters of the law-abiding and gunning down random people on the street, which is why states that have looser restrictions on carry permits have much higher rates of violent crime… oh wait, that’s not true at all.
Those of you living in California may want to consider either fleeing to the United States or performing mass acts of civil disobedience. Personally I’d take the first option and run to Arizona where your right to keep and bear arms is fully recognized.