This guy, Vanden Avond said some pretty stupid stuff! IMHO.http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/...t-not-in-parks
ALLOUEZ — More than a year after Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said it's legal to openly carry firearms in public in the state, the Village Board voted to change its ordinance to agree with that advisory.
Board members recently voted to allow people to openly carry firearms while banning them in public parks unless they are unloaded and enclosed in a case.
Residents also are not allowed to have a BB, airsoft, paintball or pellet gun or either a slingshot or bow on public property unless it is unarmed and in its case. It is illegal for people, outside of police officers, to shoot or discharge a firearm in the village.
De Pere and Ashwaubenon repealed ordinances that banned open carry in October 2009.
But it took several months for the Allouez Village Board members to redraft the details of their ordinance after officials recently became aware of the discrepancy with the law, Village Board President Steve Vanden Avond said.
"Of course we're going to obey the federal and state law with the right to bear arms, but we wanted to discuss how much we wanted to restrict after that," Vanden Avond said.
Trustee Lynn Green supported banning firearms in parks in the ordinance when the panel met on the matter on June 15. Alcohol is allowed in the parks, and firearms are not allowed where alcohol is served, she said.
"In my opinion, you don't want to be dictating too much what people are doing in their own homes," Vanden Avond said. "But, on the other hand, there is a limit. You have to consider public safety. Someone can't be making a bomb in their basement."
Residents can only use a bow and arrow or Co2-powered BB, airsoft, paintball or pellet gun inside their own residence. Guns powered by Co2 are considered less accurate than other compressed air guns, which are powered by nitrogen.
Any other type of slingshot or BB, airsoft, paintball or pellet gun can be shot on their property as long as the projectile does not leave their yard or endanger others.
Those who violate the rules will forfeit the weapon and be fined between $500 and $5,000. The original ordinance included a maximum $1,000 fine.
"I want to prevent the arrow from going over the fence, I don't want to fine people if it does," Vanden Avond said.