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    Just wondering if anyone is planning on OC at the tea party rally tomorrow. I'm from Columbus, WI, so I don't know if the area that will hold the rally is kosher from a school zoning stand point (or if there is any other issue with open carrying at the rally).

    Anyone here planning on attending?

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    I would love to join you, but I don’t think I can get away.

    As for school zones, they are holding this on the Capitol grounds. There are no school zone issues at the capitol itself, but the getting there and back could be an issue. They are providing shuttle service, so I assume that means nearby parking will be difficult.



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    Does anybody have a link or info on the Tea Party. The GF and I might cruise down on the Harley and represent.

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    The rally is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on the King Street side of the Capitol.

    Speakers at the rally include local radio talk show host Vicki McKenna, Tim Dake of Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, Kim Simac of Northwoods Patriots and Michael Dean of the First Freedoms Foundation.

    here is the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=113076695381301&ref=mf


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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    As for school zones, they are holding this on the Capitol grounds. There are no school zone issues at the capitol itself, but the getting there and back could be an issue. They are providing shuttle service, so I assume that means nearby parking will be difficult.
    Parking within 3 miles of the Capitol on a "normal" day is very hard. Finding parking on a day with a special event there is impossible.

    The Capitol is basically on a narrow strip of land between two lakes. On one side of it is the UW campus and student housing, the other side is a ton of student housing. Any street parking is already full just from the students. Any parking structures will fill up early from the people who work downtown. Any special events overwhelm what few spots are left quickly and early.

    Your best bet will be parking a few miles away, and getting in on this shuttle service or getting a cab/bus. Neither of which are OC friendly.

    If you plan on OCing, be ready to walk a LONG way to get there.

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    I'm planning on going and passing out Libertarian Party flyers E Main and S Pinckney is the location that I have. I will probably just have my hubby drop us off and pick us up again and wonder if I should OC in that case... OC is still ok even though it's right in front of the capitol building within X amount of yards? I'd like to OC there if I legally could...

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    OC should be legal right up to the door. No minimum distance you have to "stay away" that I'm aware of.


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    Shell wrote:
    I'm planning on going and passing out Libertarian Party flyers E Main and S Pinckney is the location that I have. I will probably just have my hubby drop us off and pick us up again and wonder if I should OC in that case... OC is still ok even though it's right in front of the capitol building within X amount of yards? I'd like to OC there if I legally could...
    Don't let anyone tell you it's not legal. We were all over the grounds last month, on every side of the building. Just don't try to enter the building with a firearm.
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    Good to know. I'm really excited for tomorrow and glad to share the experience with my kids

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    I didn't end up OCing at the rally today, because I had too many other things to deal with this morning already, but I am really glad that I didn't b/c my kids had to use the wash room in the capitol building!

    I did get a chance to talk with some people about OCing, though, and may have another woman interested in it

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