Really, only geniuses of an extremely high level of intellect could possibly conceive of such a daring plan as to ban open carry here in California. Clearly, public safety is threatened by those unloaded weapons strapped to people's hips. After all, someone might catch their death of a fright!!! Or someone might even get bludgeoned with an empty gun!
What's more, gang bangers are clearly going to take the hint here and stop doing drive-by shootings and such, since our fair state is getting soooooo tough on gun crime.
Next up: Knife control. Let's ban sharp and pointy things. It's for the children.