When I lived in sunny Suthun Calipornya in the early 80s, I understood THEN that a person could LEGALLY walk down ANY City street whilst toting:
a Single Shot or Semi-Auto Rifle
(and maybe a CO2 operated BB Machine Gun)
a Pistol (any type/size including CO2 and BB)
Ammo Clips and Ammo Belts.
>>Such site would indeed have been a Kodak moment!!<<
NEVER witnessed anyone performing such action however there were PLENTY of people....usually in Compton, Watts, El Segundo, Norwalk (in the 1 ways), Long Beach and other locales with representations of fine citizenry displaying their 2nd Amendment Right.....YET THEIRS WERE LOADED.....or being reloaded.
Soooo, one can carry a UNLOADED TOOL in compensation of something lost or desired?? Sorta like buying a large vehicle to profess ones masculinity or prowess??
A UNLOADED PISTOL serves no purpose (other than dead weight) and certainly NOT for self protection except as a club...or..."oh wait a few, let me LOAD UP
Why not just carry a DULL KNIFE, A BROKEN WATCH, A DEAD CELL PHONE to accompany the UNLOADED WEAPON, since there's no need to display simply one USELESS WEAPON when there can be availed another or more.
2 of the Mottos of the Marine Sniper:
Never bring a Knife to a Gun Fight.
Never carry a Unloaded Weapon.
Here in NORTH CAROLINA, WE can openly Carry as well openly carry Pistols in vehicles.
The Weapons/Tools when carried in Vehicles are supposed to be UNLOADED (Ammo locked in something, separate from the Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun) yet few People adhere to such specific.
The only UNLOADED weapons I want to see are in Displays and when I'm cleaning them.
Best to ya!!