Because carrying an unloaded holstered gun in public can cause fear in the minds of Stasi police enforcers and may foster the undesirable trait of self-respect among the civilian serfdom.
No serf should ever have the same rights as an agent of the State. Next thing you know the serfs will be calling taxation theft and demanding an end to central economic planning. The State must nip this in the bud.
Reason Magazine reports:” via California Bans Open Carry of Guns | Libertarian News.