The Nail in the Coffin to Open Carry Heads to CA Governor’s Desk

The Nail in the Coffin to Open Carry Heads to CA. Governor's Desk
The Nail in the Coffin to Open Carry Heads to CA. Governor’s Desk

Firearms Policy CoalitionSACRAMENTO, CA –-( Assembly Bill 7, a measure which criminalizes the carrying of a long gun in the unincorporated area of a county, has passed out of the California Legislature and is now on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown.

“The Second Amendment to the US Constitution clearly enumerates a fundamental right to bear arms. Nonetheless, the State of California has chosen to continue on the path toward completely eliminating this constitutional right in the Golden State,” stated Craig DeLuz, Spokesman for the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC).

In the 1960’s, California took away the ability to openly carry a loaded firearm in an attempt to disarm members of the Black Panther Party, simply because they dared to exercise their rights under the law in protest of discriminatory practices by the California Legislature. The state would further restrict this practice in 2011, by eliminating the right to openly bear arms anywhere, except in the unincorporated areas of counties. AB 7, by Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D – Carson), would be the nail in the coffin, effectively eliminating the ability to openly bear arms anywhere in the state of California.

“In several jurisdictions, Los Angeles County for example, it is nearly impossible for an average person to be approved for a license to carry a firearm,” notes DeLuz. “So, if one does not have the ability to bear arms in the State of California, concealed or openly, how exactly is one to exercise their Constitutionally enumerated right to bear arms in this state?”

AB 7 is now on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown, awaiting his signature or veto.

About the Firearms Policy Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition ( is a 501(c)4 grassroots nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

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John Dunlap

I see the California bashers are out in force again. I’m beginning to think you’re paid trolls, intent on further dividing the country. Yes, let’s eject California. Let’s give away the nation’s three largest shipping ports, a third of it’s coastline and fisheries, the best agricultural area in the country, and eliminate most of the United States Navy’s access to the Pacific. Let’s just give the UN and the Chinese a ready made protectorate, complete with state of the art naval and air facilities, directly on our West coast. Idiots. The thing that disturbs me the most, however, is how… Read more »


Your right and we are gonna need it. I personally would never carry openly because if I ever had to defend myself I want the bad guy to be surprised. Secondly, stay alert, stay armed, practice and keep your mouth shut about it.


A wise and telling statement you’ve made. I don’t want California out of our Union. I want us to all act, all across this fine nation. YES, what were once known as Public Schools have been perverted, morphed into Mandatory Taxpayer-Funded Socialist Indoctrination Centers. It sickens me. We quit the system early on and home-schooled our four children, not for any religious reasons, rather because of the socialist agenda is so prevalent in their every action and every curriculum. They had my son believing he should never carry a pocketknife, once the standard tool of every boy, anywhere for any… Read more »


There is an effort to divide the northern part of the state from the Looney toons running it voted in by the crazy progressive Liberals. The state of Jefferson 51 has normal free thinking conservatives, Demoncrats & independents would split the state from just north of Sacramento at Placer & El Dorado Counties to include the southern Oregon Counties. Normal American Citizens live here for the most part & the lack of Constitutional Representation make it impossible for our votes to count. Population in southern CommieMexifornia are the votes that run the state. Many other states are this way too… Read more »

John Dunlap

Yes, I’ve been following that. If all else fails, we’ll probably be heading up to that part of the state.


A very large % of our fruits, vegetables and nuts come from California.
they will be out of water there soon, and the stuff will really hit the fan. And food prices will skyrocket. So get ready, Maybe we should give California to Mexico, they pretty much have it already, They are good farmers and will produce food cheaper. The snowflakes could hire them on the off season, they have huge fenced in estates with plenty of room for the help to stay. A win for everybody ???


I won’t travel to California or buy anything from there. I don’t like it’s residents or their decadent lifestyle. Cut California off like a rotten appendage and America will be the better for it.

Todd Moffitt

Slow your roll, man. Lotta good people in this state fighting to save what’s left of gun rights, just not enough of us. There are two California’s really, so don’t lump us all together. And do you like to eat? Well, then my guess is you’ve bought something from California if the answer to that question was yes.


I’d support northern California’s right to be its own state. And I’m a true red Texan from Hardin County. We know your not all leftest idealists. kinda just like we tolerate Austin to even be in our state.


Need to remove Calif from the rest of America, close ALL Military Bases.Get the US Federal Gov out also.Democrats would be piss’t because all their voters will be gone with the Congressmen and Senators.


Gov. Moonbeam has the pen of anti-freedom pen loaded and in his chest pocket/shoulder holster. The press has gathered for the photo-op ready to broadcast the soundbite of socialism for all the mindless faithful to cheer. California will not be happy until the only freedoms available are those afforded to non-citizens. The rest of you get your checkbooks in hand, it’s time to pay, pay some more, and pay again.

Dave Thater

It’s Kalifornia, what else would one expect…they have no other , real and serious, problems that are pressing under their current leadership, do they….might as well continue to shove their progressive, socialist agendas down their subjects throats…why does anyone still live in that state who has any common sense??? High taxes, high crime rates, high fuel costs, terrible infrastructure, phony, phony, people, lots of fruits, nuts and assorted flakes, illegal immigration everywhere, drugs, drugs, drugs, bullshit laws , reg’s and fees on their citizens….gads . Move people.

Dave in Fairfax

Californians have, repeatedly, voted for people who they KNEW would act against the Constitution. It is anti-American and socialist in its core beliefs. I posit that the Union would be better off without its social and political contamination. Those who believe in the Constitution should leave forthwith. If the state’s attempts to secede do not succeed, it should be ejected. It is the definition of a failed state.

John Dunlap

No, we have not. It’s called election tampering. We haven’t had an honest election here for twenty years. Sacramento doesn’t even try to hide the fact anymore.

Wild Bill

in Fairfax, If the feds would do their immigration job and deport the millions of illegal aliens that vote in CA elections, that would all change.

Wild Bill

@OV, It brings new meaning to the phrase “Silent Majority”!