Way to correct their misinformation!
Attended a Brithday party for my granddaughter last night. ( was held at a local bowling alley). Being "law abiding" I called and inquired about being allowed to OC. The Manager stated "they didn't have a sign against it but they didn't think it would be a good thing". I responded not a problem.
Thinking that I would talk to the manager when I got there, I proceeded to attend the party.
I walked in the door and sat down with the party group. Shortly after I sat down, I was approched by the manager who asked if I was the one that called. (replied, yes I was the one that called).
"Manager" thanked me for calling saying that they never had anybody make a request like that before. "manager" said that after my call they called the Onalaska police to inquire if my request was legal. Onalaska police stated to "manager" that OC'ing in the bowling alley was against the law due to their Class B liquor license.
I asked the "manager" if they had a little time to discuss this situation. Said Yes. I informed "manager" that OCing is in fact legal with the "managers" permission, and that the Onalaska police didn't tell the truth. I had a good talk with the "Manager" about OC'ing, and carrying in general and that in the near future Wisconsin will be passing a law allowing people to carry for "self defense" if they so choose.
"Manager" thanked me for explaining all this, and welcomed me back anytime.
With that I gave "Manager" one of my cards and invited her to take one of my Firearm classes at no charge.
(I was out of OC pamplets - having given them all away at my last class).
Other than Onalaska Police lies, the night was pleasant and informative for all involved.
Way to correct their misinformation!
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)
I dont think id accuse them of 'lieing'...maybe the manager didnt hear part of it..or maybe the LEO didnt tell him all of it...'lieing' implies intent of the individual.
The "Manager" told me that the Police were called to inquire if the carrying of a weapon at the Bowling alley was legal. The "Manager" wasn't sure of the LAW, but the POLICE should be.
I was raised to tell the "whole" truth. Leaving out part of the answer is deception.
"Lieing" is the only way to explain the police message to the manager. I talked with the "Manager" in length, and the message that came through (from the police) was OC'ing was not allowed because the state law forbid it due to the sale of "Liquor" at the establishment. The Manager was quite positive that was the "police" message and repeated it to me several times. The manager thanked me for making the whole thing clear.
The way I feel the encounter went, Is misinformation by the Onalaska Police was brought out into the light of day. It was not a good day for the Onalaska Police in the eyes of the NOW informed public.
I guess the only thing clear here is: The Onalaska Police department have their own agenda.
After all, if you can't trust the police..... who can one trust.
Last edited by JJC; 02-06-2011 at 08:56 AM.
I OC frequently in Onalaska at a place where I just have the manager on duty sign off on one of the "permission slips" from the WCI website. Never have had any issues. Of course I never drink when I OC there.
Chief Jeffrey Trotnic
415 Main St.
Phone: (608) 781-9550
Administrative Offices: (608) 781-9529
Fax: (608) 781-9556
City Hall is the same address
Mayor Mike Giese
1206 Greenridge Dr
Onalaska, WI 54650
City: (608) 781-9530
Home: (608) 781-8195
Suggest that if the Police don't know the laws, they shouldn't be providing legal advice... or trying to enforce them! And, oh by the way, here's a link to the actual law, and here's what it really says, so they'll know better next time.
941.237(2) Whoever intentionally goes armed with a handgun on any premises for which a Class B... license or permit has been issued under ch. 125 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to any of the following:
(g) the posession or use of a handgun on the premises if authorized for a specific event of limited duration by the owner or manager of the premises who is issued the Class B... license or permit...
Last edited by MKEgal; 02-08-2011 at 10:41 AM.
Originally Posted by MLK, JrOriginally Posted by MSG LaigaieOriginally Posted by Proverbs 27:12Originally Posted by Proverbs 31:17
So... If an Elkhorn bartender asked the Elkhorn PD and the Elkhorn PD quoted Elkhorn ordinance, they wouldn't be lying, they would all be mis-informed.
the police are idiots.............don't talk to the cops!
JJC - Hats off to you once again.
From my own perspective, I have had the misfortune experiencing what I perceive to be dishonest cops in the Buffalo County Sheriff's Dept. and the Fountain City Police Dept. Liars. A police report by me but the words were not spoken by me and in the other case, a complete deviation from what really happened. There is more but not for publication.
Before this happened to me, I thought that 'they' were just trying to do their job. Thought I could actually trust them. Not true. Not anymore. It only took 40 some years for me to realize they are not to be trusted. Prejudice against Open Carriers is not unusual but the norm in many places. If an opportunity to screw with you arises, you can bet they will take full advantage... In Wisconsin, they are the 'Us & Them' group.
This permeates the system. A judge, while sitting on the bench, told me that my open carry (the mere fact that I open carry) caused an individual to verbally assault me and threaten my life. In the same judgement, he told me that a verbal threat to harm or kill me was protected under the first amendment. I guess it didn't fall under the terroristic threats law...
This is not going to change until someone wins a huge lawsuit and makes it clear that this can not continue. They must respect our right to bear arms. They are not our friends.
Last edited by hardballer; 02-06-2011 at 05:07 PM.
Lets look at one of the first things Egypt did when civil protests started, they shut down the Internet and all lines of communication. I recording device is the 2nd biggest enemy of tyrannical governments. We already know what the first items is!
A few of my most favored quotes from one of our founding fathers;
"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."-Thomas Jefferson
Just sent an email to the Mayor & Chief, politely suggesting that perhaps a little training is needed, esp. since the laws regarding carriage of firearms by citizens will be changing & it's important to keep up to date.
We'll see if anything comes of it.
"To sin by silence, when we should protest makes cowards out of men."
Ella Wheeler Cox
We must contact our lawmakers today, tomorrow and the next day to remind them of Constitutional Carry.
Laws are not written because of the actions of many, they are wrtiten because of the inactions of many.