The Firearm Blog has a great link to an article on the open carry movement in California, more specifically the San Diego area. The author is fairly neutral on the stance she takes and I think this is worth the time to read it. Skip the comments section, no need to really pay attention, same pro vs. anti rant you can find anywhere.
Here's the link to the articl:
San Diego Reader: They Carry Guns, July 15, 2009
My question is this; Whats the point of open carry for defense if you have to carry without rounds in the weapon? Another silly "law", though as it is pointed out the law specifically prohibits carrying of a loaded weapons in public, so they are taking advantage of a technicality I think. Actually they are really doing this to make a statement in the face of open aggression toward gun owners in the state that many local governments propagate. I wish their cause well in Cali and anywhere else where the 2nd Amendment takes a back seat to liberal anti-gun forces in power.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)