Prior to January 1 2012 it was legal in California to carry an unloaded firearm in the open. Activists took advantage of that by trying to "educate the public" by openly carrying unloaded firearms to make a point. The states reaction, making it illegal to openly carry firearms. Long guns were not covered, so what did the genius "educate the public" do, took to carrying rifles. 1/1/13, all firearms carried openly are illlegal, except for certain circumstances (hunting etc).
Really people, do us a favor. If you are really in favor of less gun restriction have some maturity and understand the difference between "can" and "should".
I CAN jump off a skyscrapper, but I really shouldn't.