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.
Penn explains the 2nd amendment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YY5Rj4cQ50 .
Here in Pennsylvania we can open carry without any kind of license. With the exception of Philadelphia which is a "city of the first class". That means I can open carry in Philly only if I have a license to carry a firearm. Even though I have said license, I choose not to open carry in Philly or anywhere in the state for that matter. I just don't want the attention. But I like the fact that I have a CHOICE. The only places I can't carry are government buildings, schools, and airports. I actually drive with my Glock in my cup holder. Also, there is no ammunition restrictions. I use Speer gold dot hollow points as my carry ammo and then switch to regular full metal jacketed bullets at the range. There are no laws about carrying a gun in bars or restaurants.
I think that CA's unloaded open carry law is the weirdest thing I've ever heard. An unloaded gun is a club. Are you gonna ask the bad guy to wait a second while you unholster your gun, retrieve your magazine, insert your magazine, and rack the slide? That law makes no sense what so ever. If I was a bad guy in CA and I saw someone OCing, I would have a warm feeling knowing that that person's gun was unloaded and harmless. But it looks pretty on your hip. — August 19, 2009 7:28 p.m.