Would it be worthwhile to actually talk to the Racine prosecutor?
Well if the police officer said he might shoot you, I think the opinion of the prosecutor is down the list of our concerns. On the other hand, if the prosecutor is smart, he would advise the various law enforcement agencies that they better get a grip.
Police officer education is the MOST fundamental and pressing need in Wisconsin.
We already have the law
on our side, now we need the lawmen
(and women) on the same page. Hopefully it won't take somebody getting hurt or killed to get the departments throughout the state to realize there is a growing open carry movement in the state and to assure that their officers have a clear understanding of the laws associated with legally armed citizens. If anyone gets the sort of response that Seldon received then clearly that department needs to be contacted
before the issue becomes more than just a hypothetical! Just a friendly "What the hell gives with this crap? One of your officers just said they'd shoot a person who was breaking no law!" letter to the Chief might do the trick. OK, you can make it friendlier than that, but I would make sure that you express outrage of some degree, because that is an outrageous statement by that officer. And to think some people think it will become like the "wild West" if civilians are carrying arms? Well yes, it will belike that if people are getting gunned down on sight by the local constable who thinks they're the only law in the land.
If the Chief of Police doesn't give a good response, then I would go up to the next level-- the mayor, police commission, county board, or whatever level is above the chief. Might want to cc the city attorney or corporation counsel also. They probably won't repond to YOU, but they might give a friendly confidentional word of advice to whom they do represent.