The State's largest city, ask for an AG opinion on some of the state preemptions, etc. and boundaries of the banning "open carry" .
Their logic was.... that open carry included having a gun within your reach within a vehicle, and in essence.... included having a loaded gun in the trunk of a car while on any property open to the public, because the person was in control of the vehicle and it was 'accessible' to them. So, since "open carry" can be banned by cities, this would qualify as "open carry" and accessible to the driver... and therefore they could make it illegal.
Where they were going was ; then any person with a CC permit who removed their gun and put it in their trunk (due to city buildings being "posted" against CC carry) would be illegally "open carrying". They were going to try to create a "gotcha law" in that, "oh now, you are legally considered open carrying (by putting the gun in your trunk or leaving it in your car) ... so now you are illegal" ... so we gotcha. They cannot ban public 'areas' from CC, only "buildings", but that gives them a "gotcha" law.
Talk about "twisting " the laws to fit their agendas.... GEEEEZ.
However, our legislature really did good when they changed the laws, making it where the law preempted any city ordinances , etc. when it came to conceal carry, and to prevent cities from doing this kind of garbage.
So, the AG's opinion told them, "YES" you can make that illegal, but NOT if the person is a licensed CC person as that is preempted by the State law. And, in essence (which many have not caught on to but we had) they cannot regulate any of that on a CC person, which in translation means.... A CC licensed person is "legal" to open carry on public property and the city is preempted from regulating it or making it illegal if the person has a CC license.
I'm amazed how far , the anti's in some places will go to try to twist the laws, to accomplish their agendas.
The battle, is never over.