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Thread: Portage County Open Carry Picnic Saturday June 19, 2010

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    There were plenty of hot dogs left from the Eau Claire event this past weekend.


    Therefore, the organizers of last weekends event will be serving hot dogs, potato salad, and beans starting at 12:00PM until 3:00PM or until the food is gone, whichever comes first.

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    Note: the change of venue

    Due to the Portage County Sheriff threatening to enforce county ordinance 6.1.6(C), which we strongly believe to be preempted by state statute 66.0409, we are going to switch the location to a City Park to avoid the conflict as the picnic is intended to be a family friendly gathering.

    The location will now be the Iverson Park in Stevens Point, WI. The park is 2/3 of a mile East of I-39 on the south side of Highway 66. The general public is invited to this family friendly gathering. Hot dogs, potato salad, and beans will be served starting at 12:00PM until 3:00PM or until the food is gone, whichever comes first. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass if they can.

    As always, open carry of a holstered side arm is encouraged but not required and we ask that long guns and alcohol be left at home.

    The purpose of the picnic is to help educate the public on the legality and safety of "open carry" for personal protection in Wisconsin. This is an opportunity for those in Portage County and the surrounding area to meet individuals who carry on a regular basis. Feel free to attend and ask questions.


    Hope to see you there.



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    did we do pretty good on donations for the women's abuse victim fund thing last weekend at the oc picnic?

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    From Plover, WI
    54 West to Coolidge Avenue
    Turn Right onto Coolidge Avenue
    Follow Coolidge Avenue to River Dr.
    Turn left on River Dr.
    Follow River Drive to Park Dr.
    Turn left on Park Drive
    Follow Park drive all the way down to the park.

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    Regretfully; I can only be there in spirit. I have a Boy Scout camp out with my grandson.
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    Why not sell the brats and hotdogs like a brat fry to raise more money? set up near a gas station or grocery store. You might be surprised.

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    dave from butler....................i'll be there ................i'll do some tuna salad

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    but i have a 2 hour ride..........tuna and mayo might be out ..........gunna be hot this weekend..........also bringing girlfriend connie.........

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    Thats way to short notice for me. I am working that day. I wish I could make it though.

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    I would come but I have to work this weekend

    Good luck hope you a good turnout.

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    I'll be there, and I can bring a grill to cook the food. It's a four burner gas grill like the picture shown below.

    Don

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    and i can cook also..............

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    Abraxxas wrote:
    So is this preempted?

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    I believe it is, but the Sheriff can still arrest for any reason and let the courts sort it out.

    Maybe we can change the venue to Iverson park in the city of Stevens Point.

    There are no city ordinances that I am aware of.

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    Jeez, a group of people of like mind want to get together, share some laughs, eat, and enjoy each other's company, and it's like they come out of the woodwork to poo-poo on it.

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    So whats the scoop with the picnic? Is it still on? Is the sheriff for real ? Not to start a controversy but the people in Point are pretty serious group and I would think they will be there to make good on their statements about county ordinances.

    I want to go but have to head to southern Wisconsin for Fathers day as Dad is closing in on 80 and want to spend the day with him not tied up in Portage county.

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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    I believe it is, but the Sheriff can still arrest for any reason and let the courts sort it out.

    Maybe we can change the venue to Iverson park in the city of Stevens Point.

    There are no city ordinances that I am aware of.
    Is anyone working with the county to get the ordinance changed? I don't live there so I can't.

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    The COUNTY did receive a request from a local resident.

    Their solution, IGNORE him.

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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    I believe it is, but the Sheriff can still arrest for any reason and let the courts sort it out.

    Maybe we can change the venue to Iverson park in the city of Stevens Point.

    There are no city ordinances that I am aware of.
    Works for me if you are right about the ordanances.

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    We are trying to verify that right now.


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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    The COUNTY did receive a request from a local resident.

    Their solution, IGNORE him.
    So.... what is the penalty for this violation? Would it make the most sense to have 50 people show up and get tickets?

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    bnhcomputing wrote:
    We are trying to verify that right now.

    Thanks I appreciate it. Looking foward to the picnic.


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    6.3.16 LEGAL ACTION
    (A) Civil Action
    Whenever any violation shall occur, the Corporation Counsel shall prosecute as provided by law.
    (B) Secondary Fees
    In lieu of arrest or commencing a civil action for any violation set forth herein, the Portage County Parks Director may, at his discretion, impose a notice fee for such violation in the amount of $20.00. If this notice fee is not paid within 5 days of issuance, the matter shall be referred to the corporation counsel for prosecution in accordance with (C) below. The Parks Director shall prepare an envelope in which the
    notice fee shall be submitted. The notice fee shall be submitted in the manner stated on the envelope which may be amended from time to time as the Parks Director deems necessary.
    (C) Penalties
    Any person who violates this ordinance, which is not resolved in accordance with (B) above, shall be required to forfeit as set forth in Chapter 5, together with all legally applicable costs, fees, and assessments, and in default thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment in the Portage County Jail for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.
    (D) Citations for violations of this chapter may be issued by any peace officer of the County, City, Town or Village within its jurisdiction or by those persons designated under this ordinance.
    Revised February 22, 2006
    Revised April 22nd, 2008
    Index for this Chapter

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    Hey guys sorry I've been busy at work! Looks like we got something going here - The Stevens Point Journal is running a warning from the sheriff!

    http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/a...e-Sheriff-says

    So what to do here?

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    Read the thread - the WHOLE thread.

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