Hermosa Beach Imposes Restrictions on “Open Carry” of Handguns

The media has had a frenzy in recent months about the “loophole” in California law that allows anyone to carry a handgun in public legally as long as it is not concealed and the gun is unloaded.  This seemingly strange legal quirk is shocking to many in cities within Los Angeles County where the common citizen is not used to such an open display of firepower.  Some cities have enacted restrictions to the exception such as around schools.  In Hermosa Beach, the city has banned any open carry within 1000 yards of any school, of which there are many.  The 1000 yard ban effectively engulfs the entire city due to its small size geographically.  In the eyes of one hermosa beach dui attorney  the ban makes since, such reasonable restrictions create exceptions that are related to public safety and will likely be upheld in Court if any legal challenge is mounted.

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Matthew Ruff is a Torrance criminal defense attorney located near the 405 freeway on Crenshaw Blvd. Focusing on DUI and serious criminal cases for over twenty five years. In addition to criminal cases, Matthew also defends clients at the DMV regarding license suspension hearings stemming from drunk driving arrests.
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