August 2008 Brad Krause was arrested at gunpoint in West Allis, Wisconsin while planting trees in his yard. There apparantly was not even a complaint, but a neighbor who called police (according to his testimony in court) to inquire if carrying a gun in a holster was legal. No complaint. Just a question.
The next court hearing in his prosecution (yes, the police are continuing, even though open carry is specificaly allowed in Wisconsin law (by the same law that outlaws concealed carry) is Feb 17.
Can you spell "abuse of police power"? Louisiana and New Orleans police confiscated means of self defense during Katrina's reign. A Pennsylvania sheriff voided a woman's concealed carry permit because she carried openly (warm weather clothing see thread
http://concealedcarryforum.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6767 ) and apparantly a Palmer policeman issued a ticket for a man carrying openly inside the city limits. (post #28 in this thread http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=46152)
Mistakes happen. Official perpetuation of those mistakes constitutes something. Harrassment? Not for me to say.
As the post on http://concealedcarryforum.com/forum...TOPIC_ID=10380 said, "Gun Rights? Any Rights? What Rights?" in asking if government can get away with (even temporarily, and with or without apologies later) infringe the right to carry, the right to publish, the right to worship. Well, that last one hasn't been actively infringed lately, but the principle is the same. A constitutionally guaranteed civil right is a civil right. I should not have to be expecting to be arrested or ticketed or even asked to leave a public place when I exercise it.
I wonder if Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are the only places where this sort of nonsense is happening.
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