A California council-member stated in regards to the open carry of an unloaded gun that you can still be shot.
The reason this is false is that if a live round is not in the chamber, there is nothing the firing pin can ignite to project a bullet out of the muzzle.
Authors of bills and lawmakers are experts and know what they are making laws about…right?
Anyone choosing a career to create more laws (legislator) can’t possibly be an expert on every subject matter. I find that most law makers in the western part of the US seem to ignore the experts. I have personally been in senate meetings where the recommendations of a seasoned police officer and respected council-members factual findings and advise were ignored because he happened to be on the opposing party line of the meeting majority. Meeting link below.