As we all know, Gov. Brown recently signed a law making open carry illegal in California.
Know what? It's just another "feel good" law that won't deter crime. So now the law-abiding citizen will be unable to openly carry an unloaded firearm.
But the bad guys will still carry guns.
And they'll carry them concealed.
Until they violently assault you or your place of business.
Because they don't follow the law.
It's nice to see our state criminalizing something that used to be legal. Did you know law-abiding Californians used to be able to carry LOADED firearms in public until 1967? Go look up the Mulford Act.
And while you're at it, go look up any reports (news stories or otherwise) that show a person open-carrying an unloaded firearm committing a crime. Not that they frightened some members of the public. Not that they were prohibited persons who technically aren't supposed to be able to have a firearm.
A normal person who open carries who went into a place of business and robbed it using that carried firearm or commited a violent crime against another person using that carried firearm.
Have a look at this video from Reason.tv, especially around 4:38. Listen to what Portantino says, before he clarifies his statement.
Then consider: the Mulford Act was signed into law in 1967. It's 2011.
Where are the news reports of crimes, injuries, and/or deaths caused by open-carry during those 44 years?
Where are they?
Show me now.