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    Newbie to this site in search of a question I have about open carry. When open carrying my weapon in public locations and stores does it have to be unloaded and the magazine seperated from the gun or can it be loaded?

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    Loaded

    An unloaded gun is a worse boat anchor than a broke computer.

    Broadly, in Wisconsin, concealed carry is prohibited while open carry is not disallowed in all but a few locations - school zone, bars, cars, government property. I-ANAL and neither are the inevitable quibblers.

    Read http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum57/27414.html

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    I personnlly feel the same way, but I have asked a few friends and they seem to think you can only carry with an empty gun. To me that is defeatingthe purpose. I have been trying to find a definition online to clarify my question, but there really hasen't been anything or I wasn't searching the right places.

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    You were probably looking for the wrong thing by looking for the State (statutes) to tell you what you can do. Statutes only tell what is prohibited.

    The Wisconsin Constitution, Article I Section 25 guarantees the right to be armed for all legal purposes. Statute 941.23 prohibits concealed carry and the DNR screws with guns in a car. The devil is in the details.

    Best wishes. Be careful.

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    your friends are partially correct. they may have heard about the unloaded part, but don't remember "where". i don't know off top of my head, but i think there are 1 or 2 states that do not allow loaded carry.

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    ArcticF7SnoPro wrote:
    I personnlly feel the same way, but I have asked a few friends and they seem to think you can only carry with an empty gun. To me that is defeatingthe purpose. I have been trying to find a definition online to clarify my question, but there really hasen't been anything or I wasn't searching the right places.
    Your friends are very wrong. As Doug said, Article I Section 25 Wisconsin Constitution gives us the right to carry a gun. State statute 66.0409 makes sure that this right is state wide. You can't have a loaded gun in your car, but you sure can carry a loaded gun (in a holster)on the street, or in stores. Got to also watch the 1000 foot school zones...

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    This is probably repetitive but here goes.

    Wisconsin Law does not prohibit Open carry. That means you may.

    There are five places you may not. Search this very site for a list. This is as good a place to start as any:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum57/27414.html

    little more info:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...places%26quot;

    I and many others on this board carry loaded guns. I personally carry a 1911, round chambered, cocked and locked.

    there are various opinions as to how to carry, none, to my knowledge, recommend carrying an empty gun.
    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. Han Solo

    http://buffaloholstercompany.blogspot.com/ Concealment holsters IWB, SOB, and belt slide. Open Carry too. New from Buffalo Holster, Women's holsters for concealment and or belt carry.

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