As you may know, CA used to allow open carry of unloaded handguns. OC activists, looking to "normalize" OC and "desensitize" the public to weapons while "educating" police on their rights, ended up instead getting OC outlawed. Undeterred, several activists (including at least one here, IIRC) pointed out that they would continue the good fight with long guns, which were still legal for CA OC. They apparently did their best, showing up at a series of gatherings. Can anyone guess where this is headed? Yup--the bill to outlaw open carry of long guns has just cleared committee. www.Altadena.patch.com It's AB1527.