In nearly half of the city, residents could be fined thousands of dollars for carrying an unloaded firearm in public if they don't have a permit. The Hermosa Beach Police Department recently mapped out these restricted areas -- which include government buildings, public parks, post offices and within a 1,000-foot radius around school property--in preparation for a pro-gun demonstration Saturday.
Activists seeking to promote their right to openly carry an unloaded gun will wear such firearms as they clean up trash around town. In an interview, police Chief Greg Savelli said that he discussed these restricted areas with Harley Green, the event organizer and founder of South Bay Open Carry.
South Bay Open Carry members plan to start picking up trash near Valley Drive at 11 a.m. Saturday.