California has banned loaded open carry since 1968 when the Black Panthers stormed the state capitol while armed. Unloaded open carry died in the last decade when people began to exercise that right. There are very limited exceptions to open carry in California which may apply.
The narrative against open carry in the Golden State isn't falling apart, but it is showing some serious cracks. We covered this earlier.
Now we have reports of open carriers guarding their store in Santa Monica, a photo of a man guarding a hardware store, and retired officers guarding a shopping center in Hemet. It appears that Californians are starting to not give two s--ts about their strict gun control in the face of utter lawlessness.
Hopefully the current events will change minds. Should police/prosecutors get involved, it will be hard to find a jury willing to convict and the situation will be ripe for case law in a Ninth Circuit that has shifted to the right over Trump's term.
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