CA Assembly OKs measure to ban carrying unloaded rifles in public

From Sac Bee:

Carrying unloaded rifles in public would be prohibited under hotly contested legislation that passed the Assembly on Thursday.

Assembly Bill 1527 cleared the lower house, 44-28, with no Republican support.

Proposed by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, the bill stems from the “open carry” movement in which gun-brandishing people protest against gun-control laws.

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