We talk about National Open Carry Day and some of the acts of civil disobedience around the country. Is open carry to extreme, you decide? Activist's break bad laws to bring attention to them with peaceful open carry protests including a soldier going on a military base open carrying and an activist open carrying in a bar.
Oceanside, CA Police Officer stops open-carry, freedom to record advocate and... actually acts like a civilized human being. Not enough to convince me that we aren't living in a police state, but I think it's worth giving this cop some credit. He allows the open-carry, he almost encourages this guy's right to record the interaction. I'm concerned that guys like this might be making all the rest look good!
Note: It is legal in the state of California to open-carry a firearm as long as it is not loaded.
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A gun advocate is asking gun-owning fishermen to grab a handgun and join him for a day of fishing at the Navarre Beach Pier. A group called "Florida Open Carry Panhandle" is asking fishermen to come out here on July 7 wearing handguns on their hips.
Man walking to a restaurant while open-carrying gets stopped and held at gunpoint by state police, despite the fact that open carry is legal. Frustrates the police officers by not answering their questions.
Internet radio host and Free State Project participant Adam Kokesh is planning an "Open Carry March" on the nation's capital, in which he plans to lead gun advocates in a march carrying loaded guns. "This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event," reads the event's Facebook page. "We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs ... this will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent."
A police officer spots a citizen on a crowded city street with a handgun proudly strapped to his hip. The officer draws his own gun, and asks the gentleman to kindly get on the ground (using slightly stronger language.) The man insists that he has the right to carry his gun openly. Who’s right?
Open carry legal in Philadelphia with concealed carry permit
Man suing city for civil rights violations after being detained for openly carrying
Laws vary by state; know before you strap on