In spite of all that, I feel that it is necessary to direct this abundant energy into a more concerted effort and that is why I have, ironically, decided to stand down on open carry for now.
Without going into too much detail, there are a lot of little things going on in the background in the legal sphere that will enable us Californians to gain a foothold and fight back for our rights. The current thought on this issue is that if anything adverse or politically backwards occurs in the fight for the Second Amendment here in California, things can go sour. Recent history has shown that any laws passed, whether Constitutional or not, have the unfortunate side effect of withstanding the test of time and providing a near insurmountable obstacle to our goals. As it stands right now, there are several laws that are poised to be voted upon that could potentially set us back in time, money, blood and tears if the Legislature should be scared even an iota in the wrong direction.
This all sounds ironic and maybe even hypocritical, considering how vocal and visible I have been as of late for exercising what rights we can behind the oppressive contstaints of what I like to call California's "Iron Curtain." However, my efforts are at least guided by the advice of a few men that I know to be of greater mind and knowledge than I and this is the course that both they (my "mentors," if you will) and I have found to be the most prudent and, dare I say it, politically wise.
That said, I kindly request that until further notice (at least until September 11th, preferably a litle longer) that OCers please stand down and wait for the current legislative session to end and for a few important judicial milestones to have been reached.
Until that day, please divert a some of your energy into other useful channels. In a week or two I will try ot post some ideas that I have.