Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reason on California's Push to Ban Open Carry

Today, Reason has an excellent new video describing California's efforts to ban open carry of firearms. With the state Senate expected to take up debate on Anthony Portantino's AB 144 this month, the timing couldn't be better.


  1. JustinAug 9, 2011 01:49 PM
    If you don't have the right to defend yourself in public because "we have sworn officers who are there to serve and protect the public" and you still get mugged, can you sue the police department for failing to do their job?
  2. GSLAug 9, 2011 01:53 PM
    Or: if a bunch of people get stabbed outside a San Jose restaurant because the police waited an hour to respond to the 911 call, do they owe damages to the victims?
  3. JustinAug 9, 2011 02:13 PM
    Classic government: "You can't protect yourself, that's our job. Oh, we didn't do our job? Well... we'll do better next time, we promise. We just need more tax money."

    Although I'm sure this won't happen with education. Or Social Security.
  4. GSLAug 9, 2011 02:16 PM
    Or Medicare. Or Obamacare. Or "economic stimulus". Or energy. Or . . .