Carrying a loaded gun without a license is illegal in California even if the weapon is tucked inside a backpack, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a unanimous ruling Monday, the court allowed prosecutors to charge a man with violating California’s open-carry law by carrying a loaded revolver that police said they found in his backpack.
Wait, it gets better
The state’s high court said the ruling on knives didn’t apply to Wade’s case. For one thing, Justice Ming Chin said in the 7-0 decision, the defendant in the knife case was leaning on the closed backpack, while Wade was carrying his pack. For another, the court in the 2013 case observed that knives can be used in “such lawful pursuits as fishing, hunting, camping, picknicking and the like,” a rationale that Chin said doesn’t apply to guns.
This is what happens when you vote idiots into government. I simply don’t have the words…