OK, so I was initially right about it being California. Hmmm. The questions remain - when/where did this take place and who are the actors? I like to see people pushing - that IS the way to get things changed.
It is more effective in groups - the larger the better. Civil disobedience is also extremely effective. It was civil disobedience, in a sense, that helped push things over the edge to gain concealed carry in Illinois - which was no easy battle. The same for Wisconsin - with wonderful efforts led by Wisconsin Carry. Carrying in a place where the politicians don't want you, especially when their minions (cops) are willing to harass you...that IS civil disobedience. Even if you are doing it lawfully.
I also think smart, calculated civil disobedience that actually violates unconstitutional statutes (which remember hold no force of law) is extremely effective - in fact the most effective means for change. I totally support following the Constitution and exercising the right to keep AND bear arms (actual loaded usable arms) in public even in states that are currently infringing upon that right.