2011-09-15 "Free speech and gun bill" letter to the editor of "San Francisco Chronicle" by John Ambrose from Milpitas
I was surprised that The Chronicle supported ending my First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in suggesting that Gov. Jerry Brown sign AB144, the open-carry ban ("Guidance for the governor," Editorial, Sept. 13).
Open carry is the way to get the message out that gun owners are normal looking and are everywhere. An unloaded gun has little to do with the Second Amendment.
I would have hoped The Chronicle's love of the First Amendment would have it suggest a veto of AB144, as I am suggesting to our governor.