Speaking solely for CA. Our laws say you can OC, but it can't be loaded. So that leaves me with the question. Why do you want to open carry? All you are going to get is questioned and possibly proned out by LE...which is just a little bit embarrassing in front of a crowd of people. You can't use it for self defense (unless you skate on thin ice and carry a loaded mag with you), you are inviting harassment and there is a STRONG likelihood you will get robbed for your gun. I can slightly understand OC in a state where it can be loaded, but in CA? Come on I have to think this is nothing more than either machismo BS or I'm gonna test the cops and then sue for having my 2A rights infringed on. Bello, this not a shot at you. You're not from here and you were just asking about what is "loaded." It's just there was a population of people that OC'd one so they could feel more adequate and others that as soon as I got out of the car, they started recording and telling me they were calling their attorney because I was infringing on their rights.