Oh, California, how I don’t miss you so.
A little while ago, some California citizens subjects decided to go out and about openly carrying firearms. Keep in mind: this was legal. Plus, they were not *brandishing* their weapons; they were not knocking over gas stations; they were being in no way threatening; they were just going about their day openly armed (kinda… they didn’t actually have any bullets in the guns, which makes ’em little more than really expensive clubs).
So, what did the California state legislature do? They made it illegal to openly carry long guns.
This is perhaps a good test of whether or not you live in a free society: if you are allowed to do something only so long as you don’t actually do it… you’re not in a free society. But hey, as sort of a compromise the state legislature also raised taxes and has decided that illegal aliens should get taxpayer-funded in-state tuition breaks. Pretty great, right?
Times like this, I’m glad there’s a bloody great deadly desert (called “Nevada”) between California and Utah.