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    I looked a few of these up and found some that are not in compliance with allowing us to open carry. Look your own Ordnance’s up for your area and see what is written covering firearms. This list doesn’t cover all the City, Town, or Village, some are missing. Here is the link I used:

    http://wilawlibrary.gov/topics/ordinances.php



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    Adams County

    Park Ordinances

    6.3 Firearms

    It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his possession or under his control any

    Firearms, airgun, or gas operated gun as defined in Section 939.22 Wisconsin Statutes,

    unless the same is unloaded and enclosed in a carrying case, or any bow, crossbow, or

    slingshot, unless the same is unstrung or enclosed in a carrying case in any county park,

    except for designated hunting zones and areas for archery.

    Albany: Village

    http://www.albanywi.org/uploads/images/chapter_134.pdf

    §134-1. Regulation of firearms, explosives and other missiles.

    A. Discharge of firearms regulated. No person, except a police officer or other law enforcement officer in the performance of an official duty, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring gun, air gun or pneumatic pellet gun of any description in his possession or under his control within the Village of Albany, provided that this section shall not prevent the maintenance and use of duly supervised rifle or pistol ranges or shooting galleries authorized by the Village

    Board or the firing or safe discharging of BB guns upon private premises by persons over 16 or under the direct personal supervision of a parent or guardian.1

    B. Hunting prohibited. Hunting within the village is prohibited, but the Chief of Police may issue written permits to owners or occupants of private premises to hunt or shoot on such premises if he finds such privileges necessary for the protection of life or property, and subject to such safeguards as he may impose for the safety of the lives and property of other persons within

    the Village of Albany.

    C. Shooting into village limits. No person shall in the territory adjacent to the village discharge any firearm in such manner that the discharge shall enter or fall within the village.

    D. Shooting ranges. This section shall not prevent the maintenance and use of duly supervised rifle or pistol ranges or shooting galleries approved by the Village Board, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Police, where proper safety precautions are taken.

    E. Explosive devices. No person shall discharge or detonate any dynamite, nitroglycerin or other explosive within the village without first obtaining a permit to do so from the Village Board.Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

    F. Throwing of stones or other missiles prohibited.2

    (1) Shooting of arrows is prohibited with the exception of safe target practice

    on private property or a school supervised function.

    (2) It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or cause the discharge of

    any dangerous missile from any slingshot, bow and arrow or other means within 300 feet of anyinhabited dwelling or building or any public park, square or enclosure.

    (3) This subsection shall not apply:

    (a) To the shooting or discharging of toy arrows or arrows which have

    a tip made of rubber or similar material.

    (b) To a supervised archery range approved by the Village Board.

    (c) Within the interior of a single-family dwelling.

    G. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

    FIREARM -- Any instrumentality from or with which a shot, bullet or pellet may
    be discharged or expelled, regardless of whether the propelling force is provided by air, spring or other similar mechanical device or gunpowder.

    §134-2. Concealed weapons and other prohibited weapons.

    A. Concealed weapons prohibited.

    (1) Prohibition. No person shall, within the village, wear or in any manner

    carry under his clothes or conceal upon or about his person any deadly or dangerous weapon, provided that this subsection shall not apply to a peace officer or such persons as may be authorized to carry such weapons.

    (2) Dangerous weapon defined. "Dangerous weapon" means any firearm,

    whether loaded or unloaded, or any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or great bodily harm, or any other device or instrumentality which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

    B. Concealed weapons in public establishments. No person shall carry or be

    possessed of a dangerous weapon in any public building or business establishment open to the public except a bona fide weapons repair, display or sales establishment, unless such dangerous weapon is so stored and concealed (other than on the person) so as not to be readily accessible to

    any person or patron. This subsection shall not apply to peace officers or others duly authorized by law acting within their duties. This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit the sale or purchase, repair or trade of firearms by a retail business establishment doing so in the course of its regular business in accord with state and federal law nor to hinder a prospective customer from attempting to buy, sell or trade firearms to or from a retailer.

    C. Specific concealed weapons prohibited. No person, except a sheriff, constable, police officer or other law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his duties, shall carry or Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). wear concealed about his person any pistol, revolver, firearm, slingshot, crossknuckle of lead, brass or other materials, bowie knife, switchblade, dirk or dagger or any other dangerous or deadly weapon within the village.

    D. Possession, sale and manufacture of certain weapons prohibited.

    (1) No person shall sell, manufacture, purchase, possess or carry metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, a "numchuk" (also called a "nunchaku") or any similar weapon, a "cestus" or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand, a "churkin" (also called a "suriken") or any similar object intended to injure a person when thrown, a "sucbai" or similar weapon, a "manrikigusari" or a similar length of chain having weighted ends, or any other martial arts device or instrumentality which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is calculated or likely to produce injury or death to another person within the Village of Albany.

    (2) For the purpose of this subsection, the following definitions shall apply:

    CHURKIN -- A round throwing knife consisting of several sharp points protruding
    from a rounded disc.

    NUMCHUK or NUNCHAKU -- An instrument consisting of two or more sticks,
    clubs or rods connected by a rope, cord, wire or chain.

    SUCBAI -- A short length of wood or metal or similar material which protrudes
    on either side of the fist. Such may or may not have spikes or a short, pointed end.

    (3) Any such device shall be seized by a law enforcement officer and destroyed
    or turned over to the State of Wisconsin Crime Laboratory for destruction.

    E. Reckless use of weapons.

    (1) Acts prohibited.

    (a) No person shall endanger another's safety by reckless conduct in the operation or handling of a firearm, air gun, knife or bow and arrow.

    (b) No person shall operate or go armed with a firearm, air gun, knife or bow and arrow while he is under the influence of an intoxicant.

    (c) No person shall intentionally point a firearm, air gun, knife or bow and arrow at or toward another person.

    (2) Reckless conduct defined. "Reckless conduct" consists of an act which creates a situation of unreasonable risk and high probability of death or great bodily harm to another and which demonstrates a conscious disregard for the safety of another and a willingness to take chances of perpetrating an injury.

    §134-3. Safe use and transportation of firearms and bows.



    1. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.

      AIRCRAFT -- Has the meaning given under W.S.A. s. 114.002(3).

      ENCASED -- Enclosed in a case that is expressly made for the purpose of
      containing a firearm and that is completely zipped, snapped, buckled, tied or otherwise fastened with no part of the firearm exposed.

      FIREARM -- A weapon that acts by force of gunpowder.

      HIGHWAY -- Has the meaning given under W.S.A. s. 340.01(22).

      MOTORBOAT -- Has the meaning given under W.S.A. s. 30.50(6).

      ROADWAY -- Has the mean given under W.S.A. s. 340.01(54).

      UNLOADED -- Any of the following:

      (1) Having no shell or cartridge in the chamber of a firearm or in the magazine
      attached to a firearm.

      (2) In the case of a cap lock muzzle-loading firearm, having the cap removed.

      (3) In the case of a flint lock muzzle-loading firearm, having the flashpan
      cleaned of powder.

      VEHICLE -- Has the meaning given under W.S.A. s. 340.01(74) and includes a
      snowmobile, as defined under W.S.A. s. 340.01(58a).

      B. Prohibitions; motorboats and vehicles; highways and roadways.

      (1) Except as provided in Subsection C, no person may place, possess or
      transport a firearm, bow or crossbow in or on a motorboat with the motor running unless the firearm is unloaded or unless the bow or crossbow is unstrung or is enclosed in a carrying case.

      (2) Except as provided in Subsection C, no person may place, possess or
      transport a firearm bow or crossbow in or on a vehicle unless the firearm is unloaded or unless the bow or crossbow is unstrung or is enclosed in a carrying case.

      NOTE: (2) above is written the same as 167.31(2)(a), the way it is written, this ordinance would allow a person to transport a firearm within the village of Albany in a vehicle uncased as long as it is unloaded. The wording should have followed 167.31(2)(b) as shown below.[/b]
      [/b]
      167.31(2)(a)
      (a) Except as provided in sub. (4), no person may place, possess or transport a firearm, bow or crossbow in or on a motorboat with the motor running, unless the firearm is unloaded or unless the bow or crossbow is unstrung or is enclosed in a carrying case.

      167.31(2)(b)
      (b) Except as provided in sub. (4), no person may place, possess or transport a firearm, bow or crossbow in or on a vehicle, unless the firearm is unloaded and encased or unless the bow or crossbow is unstrung or is enclosed in a carrying case[/b]

      (3) Except as provided in Subsection C, no person may load or discharge a
      firearm or shoot a bolt or an arrow from a bow or crossbow in or from a vehicle.

      (4) Except as provided in Subsection C, no person may load or discharge a
      firearm or shoot a bolt or an arrow from a bow or crossbow from or across a highway or within 50 feet from the center of a road.

      (5) A person who violates Subsections B(1) through (4) above is subject to a
      forfeiture pursuant to Chapter 1, General Provisions, §1-19.

      C. Exceptions.

      (1) Subsection B does not apply to any of the following who, in the line of
      duty, place, possess, transport, load or discharge a firearm in, on or from a vehicle, motorboat oraircraft or discharge a firearm in, on or from a vehicle, motorboat or aircraft or discharge a firearm from or across a highway or within 50 feet of the center of a roadway:

      (a) A peace officer, as defined under W.S.A. s. 939.22(22).

      (b) A member of the United States Armed Forces.

      (c) A member of the National Guard.

      (2) Subsection B(1), (2) and (3) do not apply to the holder of a scientific
      collector permit under W.S.A. s. 29.17 who is using a net gun or tranquilizer gun in an activity related to the purpose for which the permit was issued.

      (3) Subsection B(2) and (3) do not apply to the holder of a permit under W.S.A. s. 29.09 who is hunting from a standing automobile in accordance with that subsection.

      Alden: Town

      Nothing found related to firearms

      Algoma: City



      10.01 DISCHARGING AND CARRYING FIREARMS AND GUNS PROHIBITED.

      DEFINITION. A handgun, for purposes of this Ordinance is herein defined as any weapon designed or made or remade and intended to be fired while held in one hand and to use the energy of an explosive to expel a projectile through a smooth or rifled bore. This definition includes a handgun that is operated by spring or air.
    1. REGULATION OF HANDGUNS. It is hereby deemed unlawful for any individual to carry, transport or to bring any handgun as herein defined, upon any premises within which the sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages takes placed or within any businesses establishment which is open to the public.


      EXCEPTIONS.


      The following shall be exceptions to provisions of Section (b).


      1. This Ordinance shall not apply to any person who keeps or carries any handgun upon premises owned by said person or to any duly authorized employee of said person;


      2. This Ordinance shall not apply to peace officers, members of the Armed Forces or military personnel who go armed in the line of duty to be any person duly authorized by the Sheriff or Chief of Police to possess a firearm in any premises described in (b).


      3.This Ordinance is not meant to prohibit or hinder the sale, purchase or trade of such firearms as defined above by a retail business establishment doing so in the course of its regular business, nor hinder the prospective customer in his or her attempt to buy, sell or trade such firearms or devices to or from said retailer.]


      (b) No person, except a sheriff, constable, police officer or their deputies, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun within the City or have any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun in his possession or under his control unless it is unloaded and knocked down or enclosed within a carrying case [size=or other suitable container, provided the Chief of Police may grant a permit for such use to any adult resident of the City for not more than 30 days.



      Allouez, Village of


      9.01 PUBLIC PARKS.

      Unlawful Conduct. No person shall, in any public park within the Village of Allouez:

      E. Possess or use any firearm, bow and arrow, slingshot, trap, gun, or other device used to propel a missile or projectile.


      OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, SAFETY AND MORALS


      31.09 FIREARMS AND TRAPPING.


      A. The carrying of un-cased firearms within the Village of Allouez is prohibited except to persons who are acting pursuant to lawful appointment or election as federal officers or peace officers of the state, county, or municipality, and except persons carrying arms as members of any lawfully organized military unit operating under the laws of the United States or State of Wisconsin.



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    So, are you going to start sending out letters asking for the "old" laws to be removed? I have been part of 6 changes so far (none in my own home city), and would like other members to start getting involved in this. I just do not have the time to have every place in the state on my list.

    All it takes is a simple few e-mails to the village or city board to tell them that they have old and "bad" laws in the books. Once informed, most places will have the laws changed as soon as the village or citylawyers have time to look up the stats. It has been that simple (Washington Island aside).

    So people keep asking "what have you done" for our "cause"? Well, what has every member done? Have we all sent out requests to have old laws removed? Have we all gone to our own city or town hall meetings? If you want to see this stuff change, you have to do SOME work... I would say that it takes me about three days to have most areas start to change local laws. How long does it take you?

    I am 40 years old. I feel very bad about not knowing that all this (gun rights)changed back in 1995. It took us ten years to understand that we are American Citizens, and not servants to the state. Anyone my age or older should feel the same shame that I do. We screwed up, and never saw the change in law. We screwed up, and never demanded our rights. It took Brad K. to wake me up, and that was only two years ago...

    All I can say is that I am awake now. I will fight for our right to self protection. I will start a new summers e-mail and snail mail attack to take back our rights. But it sure would help, if a few more members would also start working for the same goal. At this time, it looks like Icepik is the only other member busting his hump to change this stuff. Please don't make him a lone cowboy. He needs your help.



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    WOW. That must have taking alot of work.

    This will help many in the state to check ordinances in thier area and begin the process.

    You and I should talk about making a database for ALL unenfocable ordinances. I will PM you.

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    Letters sent to all in Shorewood Gov. I'll let you know what comes of it.

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    Okay, now my second set of letters is also out to Whitefish Bay.

    Thanks for the list, it will help me out on this all.



    Any others in on this?

    If you send stuff out to the local places, please let us know. It might save us some time. If, that is, anyone else cares enough to start sending out a few e-mails...

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    Trempealeau County is not on the list. They do not have web access of ordinances. In fact, they do not even have them codified. All the county ordinances are in a manila folder. I went through it. NONE relating to firearms. I asked the County Clerk, someone searched the County Board Minutes via a search tool on the computer. Still none. I then ran into one of the County attorneys at Kwik Trip. I know him. He stated that after 66.0409 was enacted, ALL firearm ordinances were removed. He went on to say, that theALL the municipalities in the county also did so, some reluctantly.

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    I note the inadequacy of the Door County listed ordinances, bits and pieces but no comprehensive listing. Ya can't fight what you can't see.

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    I am working on the City of Elkhorn.

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    What constitutes a municipalty?

    Is it just city, village, town? Or would township be included?

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    BROKENSPROKET wrote:
    What constitutes a municipalty?

    Is it just city, village, town? Or would township be included?
    Town and township are the same thing.

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    paul@paul-fisher.com wrote:
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    What constitutes a municipalty?

    Is it just city, village, town? Or would township be included?
    Town and township are the same thing.
    I respectfully disagree.

    A town is a population center that is larger than a village and smaller than a city.

    A township is a subdivision of a county.

    The question that I was trying to get at is can a township enacted ordinances?I would think that only a County could enact ordinances for a township.

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    BROKENSPROKET wrote:
    paul@paul-fisher.com wrote:
    BROKENSPROKET wrote:
    What constitutes a municipalty?

    Is it just city, village, town? Or would township be included?
    Town and township are the same thing.
    I respectfully disagree.

    A town is a population center that is larger than a village and smaller than a city.

    A township is a subdivision of a county.

    The question that I was trying to get at is can a township enacted ordinances?*I would think that only a County could enact ordinances for a township.
    I was always told they are the same. For example, there is the City of Delavan and the Town of Delavan. The Town of Delavan is the same as Delavan Township.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...s_in_Wisconsin

    http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/pdfs/espdf/legdes.pdf

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    paul@paul-fisher.com wrote:
    BROKENSPROKET wrote:
    paul@paul-fisher.com wrote:
    BROKENSPROKET wrote:
    What constitutes a municipalty?

    Is it just city, village, town? Or would township be included?
    Town and township are the same thing.
    I respectfully disagree.

    A town is a population center that is larger than a village and smaller than a city.

    A township is a subdivision of a county.

    The question that I was trying to get at is can a township enacted ordinances?I would think that only a County could enact ordinances for a township.
    I was always told they are the same. For example, there is the City of Delavan and the Town of Delavan. The Town of Delavan is the same as Delavan Township.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...s_in_Wisconsin

    http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/pdfs/espdf/legdes.pdf
    From what I can tell, the word townhas been often used in place of the word township. They have become interchangeable, giving the perception that they are the same thing. When the interchanged, they are the same thing.

    I think that the definition for town that I found is not relative or applicable to Wisconsin. To me it seems that villages are, or are often larger than towns as far as population density goes.

    I concede, I believe you are correct.

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    Most townships have adopted resolutions giving them "village powers," thus they can/do enact local ordinances that would then be enforced by the township PD or the county sheriff if the "town" has no PD.


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    60.01 Legal status; general powers. (1) A town is a body
    corporate and politic, with those powers granted by law. A town
    shall be designated in all actions and proceedings by its name, as
    “Town of ....”.
    (2) A town may:
    (a) Sue and be sued.
    (b) Acquire and hold real and personal property for public use
    and convey and dispose of the property.
    (c) Enter into contracts necessary for the exercise of its corporate
    powers.
    History: 1983 a. 532.

    CHAPTER 61
    VILLAGES

    CHAPTER 62
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    66.0201 Incorporation of villages and cities; purpose
    and definitions. (1) PURPOSE. It is the policy of this state that
    the development of territory from town to incorporated status proceed
    in an orderly and uniform manner and that toward this end
    each proposed incorporation of territory as a village or city be
    reviewed as provided in ss. 66.0201 to 66.0213 to assure compliance
    with certain minimum standards which take into account
    the needs of both urban and rural areas.
    (2) DEFINITIONS. In ss. 66.0201 to 66.0213, unless the context
    requires otherwise:
    (am) “Board” means the incorporation review board.
    (ar) “Department” means the department of administration.
    (bm) “Isolated municipality” means any existing or proposed
    village or city entirely outside any metropolitan community at the
    time of its incorporation.
    (c) “Metropolitan community” means the territory consisting
    of any city having a population of 25,000 or more, or any 2 incorporated
    municipalities whose boundaries are within 5 miles of
    each other whose populations aggregate 25,000, plus all the contiguous
    area which has a population density of 100 persons or
    more per square mile, or which the department has determined on
    the basis of population trends and other pertinent facts will have
    a minimum density of 100 persons per square mile within 3 years.
    (d) “Metropolitan municipality” means any existing or proposed
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    Letters sent to all in Shorewood Gov. I'll let you know what comes of it.
    Just got a letter back from the Shorewood police Chief. He told me that the change is in process, and the old law should be removed very soon.

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    AaronS wrote:
    Okay, now my second set of letters is also out to Whitefish Bay.

    Thanks for the list, it will help me out on this all.



    Any others in on this?

    If you send stuff out to the local places, please let us know. It might save us some time. If, that is, anyone else cares enough to start sending out a few e-mails...
    Okay, I also got a reply from Whitefish Bay. I was a little off on this local law, but the Chief is correct, the law on the books is only against spring or air powered guns, not real ones. So no law needs to be changed in WFB.



    Section 8.01.1 possession of firearms). It
    in part reads "No person shall have any spring gun, air gun (whether a
    missile is expelled by the expansion of either compressed air or other
    gas) or paint ball gun in his possession or under his control unless it
    is both (l) unloaded and in addition is (2) enclosed within a carrying
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    I senta second email to Taylor County. I sent the first last October and they have not changed anything. The Sheriff did reply to me the first time saying he would support Corporate Council. If you have a couple minutes to spare I'd appreciate a few more folks sending them an email....

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    BROKENSPROKET wrote:
    WOW. That must have taking alot of work.

    This will help many in the state to check ordinances in thier area and begin the process.

    You and I should talk about making a database for ALL unenfocable ordinances. I will PM you.


    It didn't take any work at all, I can’t take the credit for the list, as I got it from this link http://wilawlibrary.gov/topics/ordinances.php I only added it to this forum for all to see.

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    So, are you going to start sending out letters asking for the "old" laws to be removed? I have been part of 6 changes so far (none in my own home city), and would like other members to start getting involved in this. I just do not have the time to have every place in the state on my list.

    All it takes is a simple few e-mails to the village or city board to tell them that they have old and "bad" laws in the books. Once informed, most places will have the laws changed as soon as the village or citylawyers have time to look up the stats. It has been that simple (Washington Island aside).

    So people keep asking "what have you done" for our "cause"? Well, what has every member done? Have we all sent out requests to have old laws removed? Have we all gone to our own city or town hall meetings? If you want to see this stuff change, you have to do SOME work... I would say that it takes me about three days to have most areas start to change local laws. How long does it take you?

    I am 40 years old. I feel very bad about not knowing that all this (gun rights)changed back in 1995. It took us ten years to understand that we are American Citizens, and not servants to the state. Anyone my age or older should feel the same shame that I do. We screwed up, and never saw the change in law. We screwed up, and never demanded our rights. It took Brad K. to wake me up, and that was only two years ago...

    All I can say is that I am awake now. I will fight for our right to self protection. I will start a new summers e-mail and snail mail attack to take back our rights. But it sure would help, if a few more members would also start working for the same goal. At this time, it looks like Icepik is the only other member busting his hump to change this stuff. Please don't make him a lone cowboy. He needs your help.

    Yes, I am going to write lettersto all the ones I find that need changing, and it seems that there are quite a few still on the books.

    Don

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    I am putting together the county websites that were not on the list. That will give people contact information as a place to start researching if such ordaninances exist.

    I'll edit this post and put them here.

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    Can a city over-ride state ruling on firearms laws? The city of Osceola where I live, defines their firearms laws as the following:


    §168-2Firearms. [Amended 1-13-2004 by Ord. No. 04-02] No person, except a sheriff, constable, police officer or their deputies, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle or spring, air, or black powder gun within the Village or have any firearm, rifle or spring, air, or black powder gun in his or her possession or under his or her control unless it is unloaded and knocked down or enclosed within a carrying case or other suitable container. The Chief of Police may grant a permit for such use for any lawful purpose, such as pest extermination, to any adult resident of the Village for not more than 30 days. No person shall hunt within the Village or, in the territory adjacent to the Village, discharge any firearm in such manner that the discharge shall enter or fall within the Village.


    Though in Wisconsin Legislature,

    Article I, §25
    Right to keep and bear arms. Section 25. [As created Nov. 1998] The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.

    66.0409(2)
    (2) Except as provided in $xhitlist_md=target-id=0-0-0-104705]subs. (3) and $xhitlist_md=target-id=0-0-0-104707](4), no political subdivision may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution that regulates the sale, purchase, purchase delay, transfer, ownership, use, keeping, possession, bearing, transportation, licensing, permitting, registration or taxation of any firearm or part of a firearm, including ammunition and reloader components, unless the ordinance or resolution is the same as or similar to, and no more stringent than, a state statute.


    I'm sure many of you are familiar with Wisconsin state laws. I'm just confused on a whole. State law says I can, city says I can't. :? Help, anyone? Also if there's anyone in the area to maybe get together with and chat, that would be great as well. As far as I know, I'm the only OC'er up here in my neck of the woods.
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    An ordinance prohibiting discharge is proper under state statute. I would argue that a holster is a "a carrying case" and "suitable container" under your bit of § 66.0409 that has no teeth. If you had read and quoted the rest of § 66.0409 then you might have found the part about 'unenforceable' and that it probably does not apply to your town's ordinances.

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    vin_w88 wrote:
    Can a city over-ride state ruling on firearms laws? The city of Osceola where I live, defines their firearms laws as the following:

    ......
    I'm sure many of you are familiar with Wisconsin state laws. I'm just confused on a whole. State law says I can, city says I can't. :? Help, anyone? Also if there's anyone in the area to maybe get together with and chat, that would be great as well. As far as I know, I'm the only OC'er up here in my neck of the woods.
    The short answer is NO they can not properly do so. You will find other political subdivisions with language such as yours still on the books though.


    If you read the past threads you will find cases of individuals carrying in spite of the "unenforceable" city code in their community. The local police may cite but you will prevail in court. There are no recent cases of anyone being successfully prosecuted for OC.

    You may beat the rap but you may not beat the ride.Prepare to be cited and prepare to beat it in court. Arming yourself with the applicable statutes will go far to your benefit.

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    If anybody is keeping track, I have recently sent letters to Janesville and Whitewater.

    Janesville - Ordinance being reviewed by Chief of Police and city attorney - possibly on next City Council agenda.

    Whitewater - No reply to email yet.

    Dave

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    Remember: Don't make old People mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.

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