I hope as many of you as possible will join us as I moderate a Commonwealth Club of California panel discussion on “Guns in Public: Exploring California’s Open Carry Policy” at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, June 17 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette; tickets cost $12 for club members, $22 for nonmembers and $7 for students with valid ID, and are available online. Please buy in advance, lest we fill up and be turning people away at the door.
Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, D-San Diego, who authored AB 1934 to change the law and prohibit open-carry behavior, will be there to defend her bill, as will Karen Arntzen, California chapter services coordinator for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Arguing against Saldana’s bill will be Adnan Shahab, Republican candidate for the 20th Assembly District seat, and Yih-Chau Chang, press secretary for Responsible Citizens of California.
Per the venue’s policy, there’s no ammunition allowed inside.