This is an interesting story in the San Diego Weekly Reader. Rosa Jurjevics, along with some others, decides to (legally) open carry in California to see what kind of response she gets from strangers. Of course, it doesn't take long before someone dials 911 and the cops show up. NOTE: Please don't write me about the impractical aspect of open carry. While I completely dislike the thought of unloaded, open carry, and I think it turns you into a sitting duck, the practical side of self-defense was not the point of my post. The alarmist reaction from Californians was my point.