Anderson: California bill aims at open carry of shotguns, rifles
May 17, 2012 — 6:52am
Guns.com is reporting that a California bill is gaining traction that would ban the open carry of rifles and shotguns in public, with some exceptions.
The bill was approved by the California Assembly, according to the website.
The bill was sponsored by Anthony Portantino, and Guns.com is quoting him as saying, "This bill just makes sense. Sooner or later, somebody's going to get hurt. If you see somebody walking around a mall or main street with a shotgun, it's pretty intimidating. It's unnecessary and it's just going to lead to trouble."
For the full story, and links to the proposed legislation, go here.
Dennis Anderson has been a Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993, before which, for 13 years, he held the same position at the Pioneer Press. He enjoys casting and shooting. Dogs, too, and horses. Also kids and, occasionally, crusading in his column for improved conservation.
For the first time in history, Mille Lacs anglers will be restricted to one walleye, due to the lake's record-low walleye population, the DNR said Wednesday. There also will be a night fishing ban, with the exception of muskie and bow fishing.