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    Upcoming visit to Wisconsin

    Hello,

    I will be visiting WI (Madison/Verona) for some work-related training in January (12-15). I have made this trip several times before, though I have never come armed in the past. Typically I find myself bored in the evenings and take a taxi or walk around town to kill the time, and I've ended up in some places that I've felt like I shouldn't have; so I am wondering if it would be worth the hassle to bring something along this time. It's my understanding that WI does not allow concealed carry under any circumstances (what a bummer); and while I do OC a bit around my own stomping grounds I am admittedly much more comfortable with my surroundings here than I am there. So I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding whether or not it be worth the hassle of checking a firearm, or would I be better off to just check my knife, or even hide in my hotel room instead of killing time around town?

    Thanks for any advice!

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    There are 5 places you can't OC in WI:

    1. In a place that serves alcohol by the drink without prior permission from the manager/owner.
    2. In a government building.
    3. KNOWINGLY within 1000' of school property on public property.
    4. In a state park
    5. In a vehicle.

    Madison is one of the more troubling area, rights wise. I was issued a disorderly conduct ticket earlier this year.

    Carry On!

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    Paul hit all the places already but the statutes and case laws are in my sig.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Maybe the Madison 5 should swing out that way and show you the sights. Maybe hit the Culvers for some burgers?
    In God I trust. Everyone else needs to keep your hands where I can see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    Maybe the Madison 5 should swing out that way and show you the sights. Maybe hit the Culvers for some burgers?
    were 'fraind, and 'timidated to go to madison, hence the lawsuit right now. i'll wait till i aint 'fraid no more, and Madison is fully sued! welcome to the state for a visit though! remember car carry in this state is: unloaded and encased, not in reach is just a court opinion. i keep mine (unloaded and encased) right on the front damn seat, right damn next to me......................all the damn time (had to add that one before someone else did).

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    I do not know what your attire is, but when I am not in an education mood I will carry a Glock 36 in a black Serpa with a black shirt. Blends very well and most people don't notice or at least don't care. In cooler weather I have a black sweatshirt I can tuck behind the gun. In real cold weather I have no OC experience at all.

    As for the GFSZ, hopefully that will be addressed in the new year by the legislature or the courts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    were 'fraind, and 'timidated to go to madison, hence the lawsuit right now. i'll wait till i aint 'fraid no more, and Madison is fully sued! welcome to the state for a visit though! remember car carry in this state is: unloaded and encased, not in reach is just a court opinion. i keep mine (unloaded and encased) right on the front damn seat, right damn next to me......................all the damn time (had to add that one before someone else did).
    Isn't that in your "lunge area"? I keep mine in the hatchback area of my car.
    In God I trust. Everyone else needs to keep your hands where I can see them.

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