Excellent you've made this progress. I live in So Cal. I have talked to Riverside Sheriff Deputies, Orange County Deputies, CHP Officers, and City police out in the low desert, and a couple of security guards. All of the policeknow about "Open Carry", and seem comfortable with the idea. The security guards, at least the ones I have talked to, didn't know about it and/or thought you needed a permit to do it. I have been spreading the word down here with my fellow work mates also.