Here is my draft, I welcome any input
Chief Joseph Rieder,
Wisconsin's constitution grants the people the constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose. Both the State Supreme Court and Governor Doyle have stated that as concealed carry is currently illegal in Wisconsin, open carry is the only means available to the citizens as a way of exercising this right. The State also has a pre-emption firearm law. Statute 66.0409(2)
Having recently relocated to New Berlin, as a new resident and property owner, the purpose of my letter is to understand thatthe New Berlin Police departments policy on the open carry of a firearm iscongruouswith state law. Ithas been my experience that a few municipalities in Wisconsin were even unaware of the current statutes regarding the right to open carry.
I understand thatyour department cannot provide any preconceived assurances based on hypothetical situations of the handling of an infinite number of possible scenarios. I would like to confirm however, as a matter or principle and practicality, thatin accordance with state law, merely the possession of aproperly holstered non-concealled openly carried firearmin publicdoes not in and of itself constitutedisorderly conduct/disturbing the peace.
Thank-you in advance for your time and the favor of a reply