Author: Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D)
Status: AB 144 Passed out of the Assembly this afternoon, May 16, 2011. This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 7, 2011 at 9:30 am.
Assemblyman Portantino was quoted in the Sacramento Bee to say, "Open carrying of weapons is something that belongs on a Hollywood movie set, not on Main Street or Starbucks. You don't need a sidearm in order to buy a cheeseburger," he said.
The ban on open carrying will leave law-abiding citizens with no option for exercising their Second Amendment rights because the vast majority of Californians are also denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon. This is plainly unconstitutional and must be opposed.
Call the members of the Senate Public Safety Committee today and insist on a "NO" vote on AB 144.
Senate Public Safety Committee Members