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

Senator Loni Hancock (Chair)-D
Senator Joel Anderson (Vice Chair)-R
Senator Ron Calderon-D
Senator Tom Harman-R
Senator Carol Liu-D
Senator Curren Price-D
Senator Darrell Steinberg-D