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Believe it or not, this tactic has been used before, and it was EXTREMELY successful.
In the 1960's, it was legal to carry weapons openly on the streets of California.
After the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, and after police in San Francisco shot an unarmed black man named Matthew Johnson (gee, that sounds familiar), two students at Merritt College in Oakland (Huey Newton and Bobby Seale) formed an organization in October of 1966 known as the Black Panthers to monitor police activity in Oakland and other cities to curb police harassment in black communities. Dressed in black jackets and black berets, and armed with guns, they patrolled communities to PEACEFULLY advise residents of their rights.
Not surprisingly, their activities alarmed the white guys running the state in Sacramento.
In 1967, a congressman named Don Mulford introduced a bill that outlawed the open carrying of weapons in April of 1967. Naturally, the Black Panthers were not happy, so they loaded their guns into the trunks of their cars (it was illegal to carry them INSIDE the cars) and drove to the state capital. Once there, they marched into the building carrying their guns.
This produced the following reaction from the legislators:
The third reading of the bill happened on July 26, and was signed into law by Governor Ronald Reagan on July 28, 1967.
Today, California has the strictest gun laws in the nation.
There are STILL people today who think that guns should be EVERYWHERE, since only a "good guy with a gun" can stop a "bad guy with a gun".
Archie Bunker pointed out how silly that argument is a LONG time ago: