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    BELLEVUE, Wash., April 22 CCRKBA-gun-laws-WI


    BELLEVUE, Wash., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today criticized Milwaukee, WI Police Chief Ed Flynn for his open defiance of the State Attorney General's office in a controversy over open carry of firearms.

    Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has stated that it is legal in Wisconsin for citizens to carry guns openly in a peaceful manner. However, Chief Flynn is ordering his officers to "take down" citizens, "put them on the ground" and disarm them, and "then decide whether you have a right to carry it."

    The situation should alarm all Wisconsin citizens, whether they own guns or not, said CCRKBA Legislative Director Joe Waldron, because it places police officers and private citizens in a deliberately confrontational position. Also, he added, Flynn's approach raises serious constitutional questions because of the state's clearly defined "right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose" under Article I, Section 25 of the state constitution.

    "Because Wisconsin does not allow concealed carry," Waldron said, "the only way for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms is to carry handguns openly. Chief Flynn should not assume he or his officers have the authority to decide who can and cannot exercise that right. His attitude is outrageous."

    "Attorney General Van Hollen was correct in his statements about the legality of open carry," Waldron continued, "and what does it say about a police chief when he publicly announces that he'll do things his way and to hell with what the attorney general says?"

    Waldron also said a plan, announced by State Rep. Leon Young, a Milwaukee Democrat, to draft legislation that bans open carry, "is inviting court challenge."

    "If you cannot carry openly, and you cannot carry concealed," Waldron wondered, "how can law-abiding Wisconsin citizens exercise their state constitutional right to keep and bear arms? We encourage Rep. Young to address that issue to the state Supreme Court before he pushes ahead with that scheme."

    With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org[/u]) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

    SOURCE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms


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    Milwaukee police chief ignores opinion on the right to bear arms by state attorney general.

    Now, doesn't that sound familiar? The Seattle Mayor thinks likewise and bothmay beheaded for court challenges.

    http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-4525-Seattle-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m4d22-Milwaukee-WI-police-chief-setting-stage-for-confrontation

    if that doesn't work:

    http://tinyurl.com/ddudty

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    If I was an attorney in that state I would be running the following ad:

    Have you been illegally detained by the Milwaukee police department ? Taken down, put on the ground or had guns pointed at you by police officers ?

    Recently chief Ed Flynn instructed his officers to violate the 4Th & 2NDamendmentrights of Wisconsin citizens. Here at XYZ legal clinic we are ready to protect our citizens from illegal police action. Sever remedies are available and you may be able to sue the officer personally under Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation @ 1800-sue- the bastards

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    Yeah, that guy is just asking to get his department sued into the ground. Good times though, right? I'm sure there's nothing more important to be doing than harrassing citizens who aren't committing a crime.

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    Maybe it is time for Ed Flynn to be relieved of duty for dereliction of duty. I am sure that during his swearing in he stated somewhere that he would uphold and defend the constitution of the State. Is it possibly time to declare open season on these derelicts and get them thrown out of office. I am so glad that I live in PA at the present time. Of course I would never move to a state that does not allow its citizens to CC much less OC.

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