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.
The morning was chillier than predicted — in the mid- to high 30s at sunup — but walleye fishing generally was good on Crane Lake on the season opener Saturday. Walleyes were caught in 14 to 16 feet of water on shiner, chub and fathead minnows