Profiles of 'Open Carry' Gun-Law Advocates

Steve LaBadessa

Julie Weiss
California law permits a gun owner to carry an unloaded weapon openly. The latest Supreme Court ruling suggests that the law will stay in place, despite the opposition of many Californians. For Julie Weiss, a registered nurse, that is good news. "There is a high crime rate," she says, "and as a nurse, I often carry drugs. I felt I needed more protection."

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