New state laws on guns stirs more controversy

January 2, 2012 9:26:44 PM PST
One of the more controversial new state laws this year is the ban on openly carrying guns.

Advocates were on the streets of Sacramento Monday with their guns in hand. They say it is their second amendment right to do so, despite what the state says. In their view, law enforcement doesn't do the job fully.

"I have a lot of respect for the police department, but the bottom line is police respond to crime. They do not prevent crime and as a father, with children, I feel that's it's my obligation to defend my family, if need be against violent crime," said John Adler an Open Carry advocate.

Californians can still get permits for concealed weapons.