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Want fewer guns on California
streets? Open carry may be
the answer.

Los Angeles Times, by Adam Winkler

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2014 5:26:13 PM

What´s the best way to minimize the number of guns on California´s streets? That´s the question confronting gun control supporters after this month´s ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down San Diego´s restrictions on carrying handguns in public. That case was brought by gun owners who applied for but were denied permits to carry concealed weapons. San Diego will undoubtedly appeal the decision in the hope of saving its restrictive policy for awarding concealed carry permits. Lawmakers who support gun control might want to consider another option: Rewrite state law to allow people to carry guns

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/22/2014 5:44:14 PM     (No. 9742627)

Why not just allow the law abiding to be able to get concealed carry licenses and go from there?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 2/22/2014 5:49:46 PM     (No. 9742633)

Any law that "infringes" on the right of the people to "keep and bear arms" is unconstitutional. Period. End of discussion. For all you liberals out there, it means you can´t pass laws that tell folks they can´t own or carry guns, anytime any place.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/22/2014 6:03:30 PM     (No. 9742652)

I´ve read Prof. Winkler´s book and discussed it with him. He´s a pretty good guy, actually. He´s a liberal through-and-through, but his book was surprisingly even-handed. He concedes the Second Amendment, although I´m convinced that he wishes it didn´t exist. Having said that, this suggestion is idiotic. We want CCW for protection, we don´t want to walk around looking like Wyatt Earp.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DaddyO, 2/22/2014 6:40:54 PM     (No. 9742677)

Ban concealed carry, but allow unloaded open carry? And this is supposed to be better? For who? The criminal?



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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 2/22/2014 6:53:41 PM     (No. 9742687)

He´s asking the wrong question. A common failing among libtards. He should be asking for the best way to minimize crime - John Lott´s book gives the answer. And concealed or not, ´shall not be infringed´ doesn´t allow ANY wiggle room for the government.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ben Around, 2/22/2014 7:05:46 PM     (No. 9742695)

He may know the law but it is apparent he has no practical knowledge of guns. The statement that "someone confronted with danger can quickly load a weapon in seconds for self-defense" is categorically false. The police carry their arms loaded at all times, and for good reason. The right solution to the problem is to allow concealed carry for lawful citizens without a permit as some states do and others are considering.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: lavalette, 2/22/2014 7:23:31 PM     (No. 9742710)

Fly in the ointment: Liberals will still want to grant the privileged movie stars and politicos concealed carry. How can they grant that and make the hoi polio go open carry?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dvc, 2/23/2014 2:26:37 AM     (No. 9742951)

What a mental midget!

"The police hassle you.." If open carry was legal, the police will not hassle you, or they will get sued. In Virginia, when open carry was revived, the police started out typically uninformed and started hassling people. VERY rapidly, prosecutors explained the facts of the law and the police stopped responding to "man with a gun" calls, and ignore it.
As to stores keeping you out, the reality in most of the country where open carry is legal is that most large businesses do not care as long as it is legal. No doubt a few small stores will keep you out. Most remove signs when approached by a few well dressed, polite gun owners expressing sadness at no longer being able to spend money in their store.

As to people not talking to you because of it, I´d surely not miss talking to that kind of hoplophobe at all.

Only an uninformed fool of a writer for a lefty rag like the LA Slimes would think this made sense.

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