- Feb 17, 2009
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Once again the transport and out of reach argument starts. Let's ask all the police in Wisconsin to stake out all the gun stores and arrest everyone who walks in or out with a gun "hidden from plain view" for a violation of 941.23. Every time a gun is purchased the "offender" can be arrested as soon as he/she closes the lid to the box the gun is in or puts it in the bag. Same goes for knives, bows, arrows, etc....the list is long.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to follow 941.23 AND 167.31 simultaneously.
I wonder how quickly we would get our rights back if every time we transported a firearm it was openly. Leave the gun store remove from case walk to car, case up and go. When going to the range park at the end of the block and carry each firearm openly, one at a time, to the car to encase and store "out of reach" (had to throw that in there). Going to work and instead of uncasing inside do it out in the open. Perhaps it is our lack of always displaying weapons in the open and limiting the number and times that we do that has enabled 8 years to pass with no progress. I would assume that if the number of weapons openly displayed was to jump significantly that even those at WAVE would support reforming Wisconsin gun laws. Perhaps in honor of J.G. trail on 2/28/2011 a Statewide open carry push is in order.