This is a discussion on California Anti-Open Carry Law within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Hiram25 There still selling beach front property in Nevada, waiting for the big one that will let California slide into the ocean! ...
"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"
Any idea where the Governator stands on this one? I'm not that hopeful, but you never know.
An enemy of liberty is no friend of mine. I do not owe respect to anyone who would enslave me by government force, nor is it wise for such a person to expect it. -- Isaiah Amberay
I wouldn't be too concerned if AZ became ocean front property...
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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So, technically... anyone carrying a gun to their car, or taking it out , or going hunting... is in violation of the law.
Now, that's dumb.
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State Constitution The California Constitution contains NO provision for the right to keep and bear arms.
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Combine those 2 things and they think they can do whatever, wherever, to whoever as far as the RTKABA is concerned.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
I escaped from the P.R.K. in the 80's; gave up on it. Too many crazy bleeding heart, tree hugging libs; let's just give it back to Mexico
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The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
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There is a old saying, you get what you pay for...in this case you get what you vote for.
Have Gun ~ Will Carry
Californians have passed lots of ballot initiatives (Propositions) that go against the 'political' grain of the State. Propositions are 'bills' that are written and then go directly on the ballot, bypassing the traditional bi-camber process. Although CA is definitely dominated by Liberals in its State Assembly and State Senate, the voters are much more moderate to Center-Right. A simple, straight forward Proposition that reaffirms the 2nd Amendment Rights of Californians has a pretty good chance of getting both on the ballot and eventually passed.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein
Now, politics aside. On a strict Constitutional basis a Proposition that reaffirms Californians rights provided for by the 2nd Amendment only needs to receive enough votes to pass. Once it is passed, it could not suffer the fate of Prop 22 (struck down by the CA Supreme Court) because the 2nd Amendment is black and white. And is gaining more 'strength' by the anti-gunners being struck down around the country.
This is the first paragraph after the Preamble of the California Constitution:
SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.
Again, not political. Just a reaffirmation of what is already guaranteed by both the US and California Constitutions. And, I'm not meaning to be argumentative, because you are right that the normal process makes this a pipe dream. But, I believe the best and eventual way for it to happen is through the Proposition process.
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