Dear Responsible Citizen of California:
Go to the Calguns Foundation website to download and read Calguns Foundation's Open Letter and Analysis of Assembly Bill 144 at:
. There you will find an analysis that found 116 exemptions for unloaded open carry. One of those exemptions may allow you to open carry at RCC general meetings. RCC is not advising you to open carry at general meetings, but if you choose to do so please review the exemptions listed in the analysis before you do.
Disclaimer: The following information is not legal advice. It also clear that the accuracy of the legal information is not guaranteed. Members of Responsible Citizens of California and those that attend meetings are advised to seek professional help if they are concerned about a specific legal issue.
AB144 provides at least 116 exemptions for exposed and unloaded carrying of handguns within the eight (8) restricted areas found on page 2 of the analysis.
Specifically, AB144 EXEMPTS the open carrying of an unloaded handgun on Private Property.
Exemption 78 page 12 of 16 states: "Any person openly carrying an unloaded handgun when done on private property with the permission of a person who may open carry within that private property owned or lawfully possessed by that person pursuant to Penal Code Section: 26362 and 26055".
Sizzler Restaurant Manager in Torrance CA has given his permission to members and attendees of Responsible Citizens of California to open carry unloaded handguns while attending general meetings held at his restaurant on 3rd Tuesdays of every month.
(Penal Code 26389) - Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the carrying of an unloaded handgun if the handgun is carried either in the locked
trunk of a motor vehicle or in a locked container.
What to do if I am arrested while lawfully carrying openly and unloaded (handgun) in compliance with AB144?
1. Remain Calm
2. Exercise your right to remain silent by (Q) stating that you are exercising your right to remain silent, and then (B) do precisely that.
3. Call an attorney knowledgeble in firearms law.
4. If you need assistance in locating a firearms attorney, please visit www.calgunsfoundation.org
5. If you cannot send an email or access the resources at CGF's Hotline webpage, you should call CGF's Help Hotline at (800) 556-2109 and request firearms attorney contacts for your area.
Remember: do not provide details of the situation in your communications to anyone other than your attorney.
Disclaimer: Responsible Citizens of California, its officers and board members are not recommending that you open carry at our general meetings, but if you choose to do so please read the sections addressed in this email before attending a general meeting.
A copy of the analysis has been provided to each of California's 58 sheriffs offices to ensure tht they are placed on notice of the actual provisions of AB144. thus effectively precluding these agencies from using ignorance as an excuse. In addition ,a copy of the analysis was provided to other law enforcement agencies and associations, including the California State Sheriff's Association, the California Police Chief's Association, and the California District Attorney's Association with a request that they circulate it to their members.
CFG also offers their assistance in the creation and review of any proposed policies and educational materials regarding AB144 to any law enforcement agency that seeks to properly train their officers and deputies.
Responsible Citizens of California