I have three people who can testify to the following:
1. When asked what the holster was for, I replied "lawfully open carrying
". When asked if I was "exercising my second amendment rights", I replied "self defense". I did not confirm their statement about exercising anything.
2. When asked where my weapon was, I said it was in the backseat
, out of my reach.
3. I was told that if I continued to open carry, I could expect to be arrested.
Now...from the Madison police report:
1. "I asked him why he was armed in the grocery store. He said that he was exercising his right to open carry
2. "The pistol was in a case under the passenger's seat.
" (this would be illegal if it was true)
3. I explained the circumstances to him and advised him that he should be prepared for more incidents like this
if he chooses to go armed in public."
Did I learn my lesson? Yes. I will no longer ever open carry without a voice recorder. If I can get a good enough model that holds lots of hours, I'll turn it on as soon as I leave the house.
Understand, before you comment, that I do not have the time or finances to prosecute over this. I wish I did.