Thank you for your support and kind words. The police department does
not have a "position" on open carry. Open carry is not illegal at this
time. Officer's are not under any specific orders or policy concerning
open carry. If one chose to participate in open carry one could expect
to have the weapon's status checked and depending on the area and the
officer's perception of risk they can expect to see the officer with his
gun drawn and at the ready.
The "Greenbelt" is a city park and would be subject to Hermosa Beach
Municipal Code section 12.28.030 which prohibits carrying of a firearm.
I would like to add however, that open carry is when the weapon is
unloaded. You can not bring or carry ammunition with you either
, so I
do not see how carrying an unloaded firearm, at night, would help in
most situations. Other legal self defense options exist, such as pepper
spray or the civilian Taser (an electronic stun device)that would be
much more effective.