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    Greenfield panel to review gun restrictions
    By Tom Kertscher of the Journal Sentinel


    Posted: Oct. 12, 2009

    Greenfield — The Common Council's Legislative Committee will review next Monday recent changes made to city ordinances that restrict the carrying of firearms.

    The review came at the request last week of gun rights activists who fear that Greenfield might be compromising the constitutional rights of people who carry guns.

    Greenfield has adopted state restrictions on carrying firearms, such as the ban on carrying guns within 1,000 feet of a school, and has enabled police to write tickets for those violations if no criminal charges are filed.

    Greenfield has also banned the open carry of guns in parks.

    Original link: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/64032572.html

    ***I am waiting to hear if the meeting is truly ON, or if things will be postponed until next meeting, there is no posted agenda yet for the Legislative Committee meeting.

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    The part I still do not understand is "... and has enabled police to write tickets for those violations if no criminal charges are filed.".

    So, if no charges are filed, how can I get any fine? With out any charge, how can I be guilty of any crime? With out any crime, why would I pay any fine?

    I am sorry if I am missing this all, but I just do not understand it...

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    Civil forfeiture. Ya' gotta read beyond here.

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    If the state decides not to press charges - lets say they drop a concealed carry charge due to a plea bargain you struck with all the dope you had -Greenfield will charge you with concealed carry to get the money that the state has decided it does not want.

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    The meeting for October 19th has been POSTPONED, verified by email & personal phone call.

    The next scheduled meeting is November 16th.

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS PLEASE.



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