Working its way through the California State House, a bill that would ban the open carry of unloaded long guns. From Real Clear Politics:

The bill, AB1527, makes it a misdemeanor for a person to carry an unloaded long gun in a public place in incorporated communities and in some unincorporated communities. It includes exemptions for hunters, members of the military and others, and the practice would still be allowed in rural areas.

The bill by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, passed the Senate on a 23-15 vote and returns to the Assembly for final action on Senate amendments. Portantino also carried last year’s ban on openly carrying handguns. He said it became clear the ban needed to be extended after gun rights advocates showed up at a police fundraiser carrying long guns.

But there’s no “slippery slope.”

Update 8/30: The bill now goes to Gov. Brown. He’ll sign it, given his history.