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    Saldana proposes curbs on gun 'open carry' Alarmed by the growing “open carry” movement in San Diego and statewide, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana has introduced legislation that would prohibit Californians from packing unloaded guns in plain sight. “Guns are an intimidating presence,” the San Diego Democrat said. “The average citizen can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys.”
    The measure, Assembly Bill 1934, would not change existing law that allows citizens to carry concealed weapons.
    Sam Paredes. executive director of Gun Owners of California, said the open carry movement has been sparked by frustration over the inability to secure permits for concealed weapons.
    “The Second Amendment provides the right to bear arms, not just in the home,” Paredes said. “They’re using the First Amendment to make a statement about the Second Amendment.”
    Open carry advocates have displayed weapons along Pacific Beach and elsewhere in the San Diego region in demonstrations, raising concerns among some citizens and drawing police to investigate, Saldana said.
    California law permits citizens to display guns as long as the weapons are unloaded. However, ammunition can be on one hip while a pistol is holstered on the other leg, she said.
    Saldana displayed a video showing a magazine slipping into a gun within two seconds. She says that creates major safety issues.
    The legislation is supported by the California Police Chiefs Association, which argues that public display of weapons creates safety issues and diverts officers from their regular patrols.
    The bill will get its first test April 20 in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Its chairman, Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has come out in favor of the measure.


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    giaking70 wrote:
    Saldana proposes curbs on gun 'open carry' Alarmed by the growing “open carry” movement in San Diego and statewide, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana has introduced legislation that would prohibit Californians from packing unloaded guns in plain sight. “Guns are an intimidating presence,” the San Diego Democrat said. “The average citizen can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys.”
    The measure, Assembly Bill 1934, would not change existing law that allows citizens to carry concealed weapons.
    Sam Paredes. executive director of Gun Owners of California, said the open carry movement has been sparked by frustration over the inability to secure permits for concealed weapons.
    “The Second Amendment provides the right to bear arms, not just in the home,” Paredes said. “They’re using the First Amendment to make a statement about the Second Amendment.”
    Open carry advocates have displayed weapons along Pacific Beach and elsewhere in the San Diego region in demonstrations, raising concerns among some citizens and drawing police to investigate, Saldana said.
    California law permits citizens to display guns as long as the weapons are unloaded. However, ammunition can be on one hip while a pistol is holstered on the other leg, she said.
    Saldana displayed a video showing a magazine slipping into a gun within two seconds. She says that creates major safety issues.
    The legislation is supported by the California Police Chiefs Association, which argues that public display of weapons creates safety issues and diverts officers from their regular patrols.
    The bill will get its first test April 20 in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Its chairman, Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has come out in favor of the measure.
    please see post http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum12/42097.html and http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum12/42049.html
    "Sooner or later we all must die. Warriors choose to do so on their feet, standing between their enemies and those they hold dear. With a weapon in their hands. Cowards choose to do so on their bellies. Unarmed."
    - Dave Gell (inspired by author David Weber)

    "The tragic history of civilian disarmament cries a warning against any systematic attempts to render innocent citizens ill-equipped to defend themselves from tyrant terrorists, despots or oppressive majorities,"
    - Daniel Schmutter

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    yeah I did not see that post til after I posted this topic. Sorry, my bad but still worth reading though...thanks. Been awhile since I've been on here and wanted to hurry up and post this before going to work...

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    yup no worries and welcome back
    "Sooner or later we all must die. Warriors choose to do so on their feet, standing between their enemies and those they hold dear. With a weapon in their hands. Cowards choose to do so on their bellies. Unarmed."
    - Dave Gell (inspired by author David Weber)

    "The tragic history of civilian disarmament cries a warning against any systematic attempts to render innocent citizens ill-equipped to defend themselves from tyrant terrorists, despots or oppressive majorities,"
    - Daniel Schmutter

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