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    Adopt a first timer??

    I was thinking the other day. Yes, I know that this is dangerous!!

    But, we all were a bit...scared, fearful, nervous, the first time we opened carried. So, how about a list of people, by regions, who are willing to "adopt a first timer" to help lessen the fear on their "first time out"?

    Just post screen name's of "seasoned carriers" so "first timers" can PM us and set up a time to talk and meet for their "first open carry".

    I know there are 5 or 6 people in the Chippewa Valley area that would do this. I am sure that most if not all the Wisconsin Carry Inc members state wide would do this. So, am I out of my mind to want to have a list made available on OCDO?

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    Here will be a list for experienced open carriers willing to help out first timers.

    Experienced open carriers, please make a post here with your area (about 50 miles from home) if not listed and the city you live in. This is so the "first timer" can see your post and PM you for help. I will make a single list in this post with all the area's and name's for each area.

    If you would like someone with prior experience "open carrying" please PM or email a person in your local area.

    Area: Chippewa Valley
    goforlow - Eau Claire

    Area: Trempealeau
    BROKENSPROCKET - Independence

    Area: LaCrosse
    bnhcomputers - Onalaska - this person will travel within 30 miles of LaCrosse to help
    Johnny amish - Viroqua
    Serpent - West Salem
    Hardballer - Buffalo City
    CUOfficer - LaCrosse
    JJC - LaCrosse


    Area: Madison
    motofixxer - Madison
    Plankton - Sun Prairie
    cowboyridn - Madison
    GlockRDH - Pardeeville

    Area: Milwaukee
    Wisconsin Carry - Chairman (Nik) - Milwaukee Nik@wisconsincarry.org
    MKEgal - Milwaukee
    protias - Sussex
    TaurusToter West Bend


    Area: Racine
    Mugenlude - Racine

    Area: Green Bay
    Glock34 - Green Bay

    Area: Stevens Point/Portage

    Area: Tomah
    kd6sxa - Norwalk
    Mlutz - Tomah

    Area: Fond du Lac
    stewarthgusmc - Eden

    Area: Hudson
    countrymama - Boyceville

    Area: Janesville
    gunguy2009 - Janesville
    civilwarguy -Elkhorn


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    Not sure I would publish a list on this forum at all.

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    First we must squabble about who and what is a "seasoned carrier". I have the most confidence in the seasoning as a carrier of Jesus Gonzalez. I have the least confidence in Anony Mouse with his big gun - - - collection.

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    I would and I'm in Janesville. I'm probably not a "seasoned carrier", but I'd be willing if someone wanted me to.


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    Sounds like a interesting idea, I don't know about a list. I could help someone in the La Crosse, Viroqua area if they wanted.
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    I'm not talking about a list that reads...My name is Bill Smith. I live at 123 Main St, Madison. My phone number is 111-111-1111. I carry a big 45 all the time.

    This is an example of what I am suggesting:

    If you would like someone with prior experience "open carrying" please PM or email a person in your local area.

    Area: Chippewa Valley
    goforlow - Eau Claire

    Area: LaCrosse
    xxxxxxx - West Salem

    Area: Madison
    yyyyyyy - Sun Praire

    Area: Milwaukee
    zzzzzzz - Greenfield


    Nothing specific just screen names of people willing to help.
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    goforlow wrote:
    I'm not talking about a list that reads...My name is Bill Smith. I live at 123 Main St, Madison. My phone number is 111-111-1111. I carry a big 45 all the time.

    This is an example of what I am suggesting:

    If you would like someone with prior experience "open carrying" please PM or email a person in your local area.

    Area: Chippewa Valley
    goforlow - Eau Claire

    Area: LaCrosse
    xxxxxxx - West Salem

    Area: Madison
    yyyyyyy - Sun Praire

    Area: Milwaukee
    zzzzzzz - Greenfield


    Nothing specific just screen names of people willing to help.
    put me down for anywhere within 50 - miles of La Crosse, WI inclusive.

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    Lets do it, good idea...
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    Put me down for LaCrosse area (I'm in West Salem)

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    Madison and surrounding areas here

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    Adopt a first timer??

    Put me down for anyone in the Tomah Area. And does anyone know if there are still places in Wisconsin that open carry gets you arested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd6sxa View Post
    Put me down for anyone in the Tomah Area. And does anyone know if there are still places in Wisconsin that open carry gets you arested?
    School zones, bars, government buildings, state parks, vehicles.

    Sorry. I just had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd6sxa View Post
    Put me down for anyone in the Tomah Area. And does anyone know if there are still places in Wisconsin that open carry gets you arested?
    I should be in Tomah this afternoon. I think I have said this before, but I have never had a problem in tomah. I wouldnt mind helping someone with the "first time carry" there either.

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    It probably would be nice to have a list of screen names willing to meet and greet and take the time to initiate a new OCer to the fold. Maybe put all willing screen names along with an area of travel [example: Hardballer - 30 miles around Buffalo City WI. and make the screen name a link to the the person's PM. A list does not scare me to much. If "they" don't know who I am by now, they never will.

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    More than willing to go 30-40 miles from the La Crosse, Coon Valley, Westby, Viroqua area.

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    You can put me down for La Crosse as well.

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    Thank you to all the LaCrosse area folks. 5 people already! Thank you to all on the list!

    The rest of you not of the list... is there something about this list that scares you? Help me understand, so we can help others.
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    Yeah! Thanx for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Huffman View Post
    First we must squabble about who and what is a "seasoned carrier". I have the most confidence in the seasoning as a carrier of Jesus Gonzalez. I have the least confidence in Anony Mouse with his big gun - - - collection.
    Yeah! Thanx for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

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    Add me

    Ya can put me on the list for Trempealeau County. I'll cover EVERYTHING between Eau Claire and La Crosse.

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    why be scared?

    Unfortunately, the state I live in, Florida, does not permit open carry. If it did, I would carry anywhere it was legal to do so. My question is: If a person is so scared to open carry for the first time, and needs someone to hold their hand to do so, what makes them think they would be willing and able to use the firearm, should the need arise? Is open carry just a means to look cool? If a person is evil enough, they really could care less if they see a gun. They will just be quicker to overpower you, or come at you when you are not looking. To me, even if you open carry, you still need to remain vigil of events taking place around you. Thoughts anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holdcard View Post
    Unfortunately, the state I live in, Florida, does not permit open carry. If it did, I would carry anywhere it was legal to do so. My question is: If a person is so scared to open carry for the first time, and needs someone to hold their hand to do so, what makes them think they would be willing and able to use the firearm, should the need arise? Is open carry just a means to look cool? If a person is evil enough, they really could care less if they see a gun. They will just be quicker to overpower you, or come at you when you are not looking. To me, even if you open carry, you still need to remain vigil of events taking place around you. Thoughts anyone?
    I generally agree with you, however, there are a couple reasons I chose to pop my open carry cherry with a group.

    1. WI has some wacky laws that basically say that if an uncased weapon is inside or touching a vehicle you are breaking the law. Just learning the proper dance to legally get the weapon out of the vehicle into your holster is interesting.
    2. The publication that OC in WI has been legal for a long time is a fairly recent thing. I wanted to be with people well versed in the legalities so that if a discussion with a LEO were to occur, I wouldn't have to remember the fine points of the law.

    In addition, it's just kinda cool to find people who are like minded to share stories with

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    Thanks for some clarity Paul

    Not knowing the laws as applied in WI., I limited myself to the first timer thing. I have noticed that the laws governing vehicles makes it a risky business with regards to a firearm in a car. Can you direct me to the rules that cover this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holdcard View Post
    Not knowing the laws as applied in WI., I limited myself to the first timer thing. I have noticed that the laws governing vehicles makes it a risky business with regards to a firearm in a car. Can you direct me to the rules that cover this?
    No problem!!!


    Here is a thread. http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ighlight=carry

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul@paul-fisher.com View Post
    1. WI has some wacky laws that basically say that if an uncased weapon is inside or touching a vehicle you are breaking the law.
    167.31

    But some of those same old hands argue the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holdcard View Post
    Can you direct me to the rules that cover this?
    167.31 Safe use and transportation of firearms and bows.
    (2) PROHIBITIONS; MOTORBOATS AND VEHICLES; HIGHWAYS AND ROADWAYS.
    (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.

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