Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA

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Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA
Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA
Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA
Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA

The California State Assembly recently passed a law banning open carry of unloaded handguns.  Now some activists are bringing unloaded rifles out in protest.  His stance: “Since California has made it illegal to carry a handgun, I have to carry a shotgun. People should be allowed to defend themselves in public.”

Charles Nichols brought his unloaded 12-gauge Harrington & Richardson shotgun he purchased about 30 years ago with some shells taped to the back to a city pier.  The protest was peaceful, although upon entry to a nearby park his shotgun was confiscated and he was criminally cited for bringing the shotgun onto park property (a violation of a city ordinance).

Nichols is also the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles challenging California’s firearm laws.

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