- May 18, 2007
- Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
"Appleton police say that Wisconsin's state law prohibits people from carrying guns and drinking."
Obviously they don't know that law very well either.
Drinking alcohol is legal OC even on a licensed premise as long as one is not "materially impaired".
Drinking alcohol OC or cc is legal anywhere else as long as one is not "materially impaired".
Problem is that's not very well defined, rather ambiguous, so police could arrest someone having one beer with dinner if they wanted to.
(Legal, but not the smartest thing to do, esp. in such a crowd.)
And there's no way they can know if someone cc is drinking alcohol, so they'll only be targeting people who OC, which is illegal.
(Unequally applied enforcement of a law, harassing people without RAS that they are actually "materially impaired".)
You may not be on a Class B premises with a handgun
without meeting one of the exceptions such asWhoever intentionally goes armed with a handgun on any premises for which a Class "B" or "Class B" license or permit has been issued under ch. 125 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
unless you are a licensee and then only if you do not consume alcohol whether you are carrying openly or concealed.The licensee, owner, or manager of the premises, or any employee or agent authorized to possess a handgun by the licensee, owner, or manager of the premises.
A licensee, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (d), or an out-of-state licensee, as defined in s. 175.60 (1) (g), if the licensee or out-of-state licensee is not consuming alcohol on the premises.