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    Are most LEO's as indifferent to OC'ing as Madison PD?

    I am just curious if the actions of the Madison Police Department reflect the LEO norm or do most LEO's know and understand that Open Carrying is legal and just OC'ing doesnt require a SWAT team?

    Are most officers calm, cool, collected, and educated regarding this?

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    In La Crosse county when a concerned citizen calls police dispatch for a Man With a Gun concern the dispatcher has learned to question the caller and inform them that there is no law being broken if the gun is holstered and the OCer is simply going about his or her business.

    IDK about other areas though but I think all counties are becoming more educated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terkeytoes View Post
    I am just curious if the actions of the Madison Police Department reflect the LEO norm or do most LEO's know and understand that Open Carrying is legal and just OC'ing doesnt require a SWAT team?

    Are most officers calm, cool, collected, and educated regarding this?
    Until I ran into my friends from Madison, I had never even been approached by a LEO. I generally hang out in Walworth County, specifically Elkhorn and Delavan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terkeytoes View Post
    I am just curious if the actions of the Madison Police Department reflect the LEO norm or do most LEO's know and understand that Open Carrying is legal and just OC'ing doesnt require a SWAT team?

    Are most officers calm, cool, collected, and educated regarding this?

    NOt that i noticed.

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    IIRC, Waukesha County has trained their operators to inform callers that OC is legal.

    I remember hearing one time I was out with my father and I could hear a lady give my description over the phone. We were there for 25 minutes and no police showed up.
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    Its really just a few pockets of ignorance (or petulance) like in Madison.

    We were shocked to see this response from the Madison PD because ALL over the state thousands of people are OC'ing every day and the police departments have trained their dispatchers and officers as to its legality.

    Madison, which has been described as the "Berkeley California of the Midwest" seems to want to ignore state law, state and federal constitutions, and enforce what they think the law should be, not what the law really is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisconsin Carry, Inc. - Chairman View Post
    Its really just a few pockets of ignorance (or petulance) like in Madison.

    We were shocked to see this response from the Madison PD because ALL over the state thousands of people are OC'ing every day and the police departments have trained their dispatchers and officers as to its legality.

    Madison, which has been described as the "Berkeley California of the Midwest" seems to want to ignore state law, state and federal constitutions, and enforce what they think the law should be, not what the law really is.
    Berkley of wisconsin?! I knew it, damn hippies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    Berkley of wisconsin?! I knew it, damn hippies!
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clip...ippie-hostages
    - Knowledge is power and there IS strength in numbers -

    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
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    Supremely funny! But we didn't get any joints, and no guitars when we were being held against our will. Madison hippies must be realy cheap!

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