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Posted: 9/5/2004 10:10:41 PM EST
I know there some guys on here from around Waukesha, so I thought I might ask. Anyone know the specifics on open carry here in Waukesha? What are places you should stay away from? If nobody knows, then where is the best place to ask?
Thanks
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 5:10:23 AM EST
Witchdoctor,

Basically what it comes down to is that you WILL be nailed for "disorderly conduct" for open carry in a metro area (like Waukesha - where I live).

Currently, there are NO pro-gun organizations (NRA/WCCA/GOW) that are willing to fund a challenge. They are much more interested in getting pro-gun folks elected/re-elected, and then getting the PPA passed next spring.

If you'd like the details, IM me for my phone# so that we can talk, or so that I can get you a written version of the conclusions I drew after research and talking with a lawyer. I was willing to be the test case, but didn't have the scratch.

If you've got a spare $100k burning a hole in your pocket, a good lawyer lined up, and you're willing to be the poster boy for open carry, have at it. Otherwise, it looks as though you'll have to wait for the PPA to come along.

In the outlying areas, in your own home, or on your own land, I don't think it'd be a huge problem, as most DA's wouldn't prosecute (MHO). You may do the ride, but prolly won't do time.

-FMD
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:20:31 AM EST
Alright thanks for the info
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 11:59:23 AM EST
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Go here: www.packing.org/talk/thread.jsp/30058/ to see an update.

A lot of us have been working hard on both getting CCW into law, and looking into the possibilities for open carry.

It's a bitch, but it comes down to money for the lawyers. A sucsessful suit before the Supreme Court would likely bankrupt the "average joe" who wants to see open carry, and none of us know attorneys don't work for free.

-FMD
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:58:46 PM EST
I open carry my AR when I am at home. . . .
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 4:26:46 PM EST
so do I.
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