Basically, some folks are blaming Open Carriers for getting OC banned... by open carrying. Course this fellow, Rob Pincus, is a not new to Drama Llama with his Barnumesque tone on 1911 challenges and his habit of putting camera men downrange.
Well, if expressing your right gets it removed, then you didn't really have that right did you?
Robb Allen has a lot of good thoughts, on Open Carry and how to be persuasive when you want to get political change (Like say legalizing Open Carry) and on not being a dick about it.
I do idly wonder what their thoughts are on states where Open Carry is already legal. Is it seen as counter productive to OC when it is fully legal? Or is it only when OC is limited (to say camping of fishing) that it is a protest and considered questionable?
Oh and look, California is planning to close the "bullet button" loophole. State Senator Yee makes himself "Cystal Clear":
It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion.
State Senator Leland Yee
May 20, 2012
That's where a weapon isn't an "assault rifle" because you need a "tool" to remove the magazine.
I wonder if the folks behind the bullet button will get blamed when Cali bans all magazines that can be removed by any means. Here's a hint go to that link and read what State Senator Leland Yee thinks about "assault weapons" and about the rights of the proles within his barony.
Now keep in mind how very strongly State Sen Yee feels about Assault Weapons, and go here and look at this illustration of what an Assault Weapon is compared to "normal" rifles.
Senator is either ignorant or duplicitous, and neither is comforting given he feels there is "no debate, no discussion" on his "crystal clear" stance "that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons."
I really don't care about Rob Pincus or Caleb Giddings getting their Llama on. It's a shame as it distracts from the central problem of who is ThikuftheChildren busybody that's actually restricting liberty.
The whole point of having liberty is that you are free to make mistakes and be wrong and be a jerk, provided you do not infringe on other. And then you are punished after the fact and after due process.
If people are only free to be "good little citizens" then they're not free. And that counts if your idea being good goes from Green to Progressive to Jesus to Concealed Carry to Revolvers.