So I have been reading the thread that you guys started on open carry over on mustangworld.com (Link here) and I would like to link you guys to a few of my blog posts so you can inform yourselves better of the open carry movement. I would post such a thing on mustangworld but I have not had my account approved yet :(
Here is my 1st blog post and original opening statement.
Someone said it is badass to carry a revolver. Well boys, I do!
This is a very well written reason why we open carry. Not my own words, Q&A format.
Just to answer a few other comments/remarks about open carry.
-While open carrying unloaded is kind of lame, it is the only real way of legally bearing arms in this semi-socialist state. It is not preferred, but it is what we have and I and others are doing what we can, with what we have, where we are. This is not some attempt to scare soccer moms nor to aggravate policemen, this is about exercising what rights we have in an attempt not to lose them entirely. California is always at the tip of some asinine gun legislation and by fostering the spirit of the 2nd amendment to those less inclined to gun knowledge is a sure way to spread the word against these regulations. We need more friends, not less.
-While I would prefer to have a CCW permit that allows for both conceal and open carry, the issuance and maintenance policies of California and the issuing sheriffs, including San Diego's, are reprehensible at best and for the moment, unchangeable. Until Nordyke is brought to the head of the issue then we can't do much in the way of reform.
-There are probably other things that I could articulate but as of right now I am a little hungry.
With that, fellow brethren and keepers of the flame, let us not go forth and project disdain and scorn upon those that desire to be sheepdogs instead of sheep, to fight for what is right instead of cowering behind closed doors and hoping that you will not be noticed.
As my older brother Sam once posted on Calguns.net
"Too many of us are scuttling along the bottom of the ocean of life, hoping to God that if we're quiet enough and inconspicuous enough, the state won't totally destroy the rest of our rights before we leave this planet.
Not me." -elsensei
Another good quote by Justice William O. Douglas:
"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will" — Justice William O. Douglas
I look forward to commentary and discussion.