California ban on open carry signed into law
Jerry Brown yesterday AB 144 into law. The statute bans open carry of unloaded handguns. (Previously you could carry openly, only if it was unloaded).
The one good thing is that this puts the challenges to California's "may issue" CCW permit system in a solid position. Previously the licensing authorities could and did argue that their permits only limited one form of carry, you could carry open and unloaded without a permit. Not any more. Now the only way to carry is to convince the licensing authority to allow it, in their own discretion.
Hat tip to alert reader James Madison...