4/05/2010

"California lawmaker would outlaw 'open carry' gun right"

More talk about things that might go wrong rather than giving actual examples. From the Christian Science Monitor:

A California lawmaker has stepped into a growing gun rights debate by introducing legislation that would essentially outlaw what's called the "open carry" of unloaded weapons on public property.

The measure, which was first introduced last month but is not expected to have its first hearing until April, is meant to address the growing “open carry” movement, in which some gun owners have taken to meeting in coffee shops, parks, and restaurants while wearing holstered weapons to raise awareness about gun rights.

“People should be free from the fear and the potential for violence firearms represent,” said Democratic Assembly Member Lori Saldaña of San Diego, in a statement. “These displays of firearms can create potentially dangerous situations.” . . .


A copy of the bill is available here:

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

AB 1934, as introduced, Saldana. Firearms.
Existing law generally regulates firearms transfers, including the use of a register in connection with sales, as specified.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 12075 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
12075. The State Printer upon issuing a register shall forward to the Department of Justice the name and business address of the dealer together with the series and sheet numbers of the register. The register shall not be transferable. If the dealer moves his or her business to a different location he or she shall notify the department of such that fact in writing within 48 hours.

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