Gun Control

California Set to Ban Open-Carry of Rifles

A bill has made its way to Governor Jerry Brown's office


State lawmakers Wednesday acted on measures that would ban the open carrying of rifles in public, allow young illegal immigrants to have driver's licenses and require college workers to report suspicions of child abuse to authorities.

With three days left until their session ends, the legislators sent Gov. Jerry Brown dozens of bills, including the gun measure. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced it in response to gun owners' openly carrying rifles and shotguns in public as a demonstration of their rights to bear firearms.