Sacramento, CA – The Associated Press reports California could prohibit the public display of rifles and shotguns under a bill approved by the state Senate.
The measure is a response to gun rights advocates who took to openly carrying unloaded long guns to protest another bill that became law last year. That law prohibits the display of unloaded handguns.
The ban was sought by the state police chiefs association. They say the public gun displays are causing confusion and alarm. The Association says officers and unarmed citizens cannot tell if the guns are loaded creating problems.