Thursday, April 8, 2010

AB 1934 - Legislature Reacts to Unloaded Open Carry Events

Who knew this wasn't going to happen?

Assembly member Lori Saldana amended the text of AB 1934 with the intent of outlawing the open carry of unloaded handguns on public places.  It does this by changing the trext of PC 12025 (f), which reads:

   (f) Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed
within the meaning of this section.  
So, the way this works is that handguns carried in belt holsters are classified as concealed weapons, requiring a nearly impossible to obtain CCW permit from the state.   Since most of the UOC events that have caused so much anxiety among non-gun owners have taken place in incorporated areas of cities, this proposed change effectively ends that practice.

In addition, a new section, 12037, is added defining the punishments one is liable to for committing the newly defined crime of carrying an unloaded handgun, as well as a long list of exceptions that allow many ordinary handgun activities, such as range sessions and handling guns in gun shops.

Note that this bill should not effect the carrying of concealed or loaded guns while engaged in hunting  or fishing because that activity is an exception to the concealed weapon laws.

This bill is currently in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, with no hearing date set.

Prediction: This bill will very likely pass, further narrowing the ability of law abiding citizens to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.  Thanks a lot Open Carry Movement


Just Another Useless Eater said...

Are you blaming the Open Carry movement for the banning of Open Carry???? What kind of drugs are you smoking???

1IDVET said...

That's what I was wondering too.

The open carry movement isn't the problem moron. It's the fucking legislature that is controlled by these idiot Democrats.

You need to refocus on who's to blame on this one.

Anonymous said...

The OC group brought attention to themselves with their self promoting events. It's very obvious that this caused a lot of concern in the community and the legislature needed to react.

Very simple.

It doesn't matter, we don't need to be carrying our guns around anyway. We can still own guns, we can still use them for home protection, we just can't carry them around without proper credentials.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure every criminal will and does follow by all the laws as well. Wake the FUCK UP MORONS, this bitch has no regard for your safety,only her own misguided emotional agenda. It is NOT the police depts. job to provide personal protection, it's yours. Remember, a nation that is disarmed is at the mercy of its government as well as its criminals. It will start with small infringements of our right to bear arms then lead to a total disarming of its citizens. Hopefully the previous poster will be safe at home when the bad guys come. How stupid !

Anonymous said...

This is an extremely toxic piece of legislation. "Open to the public" includes your private property -- the apartment complex, condominium, front yard of your house, private land in an area where the discharge of firearms is prohibited. All the exceptions which are necessary to try to survive Constitutional muster -- including exceptions for a firing range and in the gun shops -- show how much of a gun ban this law will really be.

Mike Stollenwerk said...

Sign the petition for California at - AB 1934 must be stopped.

In 2008 the Supreme Court said that the Second Amendment secures "the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation." What part of right-to-carry does Assemblywoman Saldana not understand?

Sign the petition today!