Most defense attorneys are not appeal attorneys. The attorney friend I work with is an appeal attorney. Every case worked on in the lower courts are attacked on appealable issues, Brady violations and government perjury.Easy The powers to be has decided such.
Not that it is right.
If it is a bag of dope in comes under plain view if it is a firearm it is concealed.
I didn't see any mention of the Wisconsin right to bear arms amendment in the argument maybe I missed it.
Wouldn't that amendment and the 2nd amendment be the first arguments you would use when defending a weapons case.
And, you can't make just constitutional arguments. You have to raise constitutional issues as applied to you. One so called constitutional violation against you just may not be a constitutional violation against someone else.
You also have to understand that most attorneys are in it for the money. Many of them believe a plea bargain is a win. You have to manage your attorney and know the law better than the attorney.