Worth ReadingMarisa Lagos
(06-01) 16:32 PDT SACRAMENTO -- The so-called open-carry movement took a hit today when the state Assembly approved a bill that would forbid anyone from openly carrying an unloaded handgun in public.
The measure by Assemblywoman Lori SaldaÃ±a, D-San Diego, came in response to advocates who have been toting unloaded pistols in public in an attempt to expand Second Amendment gun rights.
She and other Democrats behind the measure, AB1934, painted it as a public safety issue. SaldaÃ±a said that law enforcement groups support the bill because they are spending time responding to calls about people toting guns but are legally prohibited from asking for identification. Republicans said the measure targets law-abiding citizens but does nothing to take guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.
The Assembly approved the bill 45-25 with nine members not voting. It now moves to the Senate for consideration More: http://worthreading.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=5061658:BlogPost:23097&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post