View Full Version : AB144: Bill would outlaw carrying unloaded guns

01-18-2011, 10:16 AM
Yep, those UOC-ers sure are acclimating the public all right!

The Buzz: Bill would outlaw carrying unloaded guns

Published Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

Gun ban plan reloads for a post-Tucson vote

New legislation would ban the controversial practice of carrying unloaded handguns in public places after a similar proposal was shelved in the final hours of last year's Assembly session.

The issue has sparked headlines nationwide because of a protest movement that encourages participants to show up at public places en masse with firearms strapped to their side.

"There is a proper place for firearms, and having a proliferation of them strapped to hips is something that belongs in a Western movie, not Main Street, California," said Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino of La Cañada Flintridge, who proposed the new ban.

State law now prohibits carrying loaded firearms in public, but not unloaded handguns.

Assembly Bill 144 would make it a crime, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail, to openly carry an unloaded handgun in public. The bill contains numerous exceptions, such as for hunting, law enforcement, target ranges and ceremonies.

– Jim Sanders


01-18-2011, 10:18 AM
Dupe - http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=384326