More Positive Pro Gun Action From Wisconsin District Attorneys
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- A few weeks ago Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox issued a now well publicized memo regarding his decision not to enforce/prosecute many of Wisconsin’s carry restrictions. We sent an email regarding that memo on July 2nd. An excerpt from that email is included at the END of this email.
This week another Wisconsin DA has made a notable decision NOT to file charges against a Wisconsin open-carrier who was arrested after open-carrying to church. In the DA’s comments which can be read in the following article:
Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel acknowledges Wisconsin’s 1998 constitutional amendment (Article 1 Section 25) clearly specifies residents rights with regard to keeping and bearing firearms.
Mr. Schimel’s comments: “For one, he said, Sutterfield had no bad intent. She had worn the gun to church services peacefully and was never asked to remove it or leave. She told investigators that a salesperson where she had purchased the 9mm handgun had explained to her that it only needed to be in a case when she was driving.
Further, Schimel wrote, the statute in question, which is a non-criminal infraction that carries a maximum forfeiture of $100, was passed before the Wisconsin Constitution was amended to clearly specify residents’ rights to keep guns for various purposes. He said he did not think the facts of Sutterfield’s case made it the right one to prosecute in an effort to set the limits of gun restrictions.”
This is an example of a positive decision by a Wisconsin County DA not to prosecute an otherwise law-abiding carrier for a relatively minor infraction of having a loaded gun in a case in the vehicle.
Given that DA’s are elected officials and are certainly susceptible to political pressure, please take this opportunity to send an email or letter to Mr. Schimel and thank him for recognizing the constitutional rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents under the WISCONSIN constitution and choosing not to prosecute this individual.Waukesha County District Attorney
515 W. Moreland Blvd, Room CG72
Waukesha, WI 53188
email: [email protected]
Its important that we let elected District Attorneys know that they have strong political support for these decisions which honor the constitutional rights of law-abiding Wisconsin gun owners/carriers. This is also a good time to write a letter to YOUR county DA, share with that individual these to items (the Jackson County DA memo and the Waukesha County DA decision) and ask that they too would use their discretion and not prosecute otherwise law-abiding individuals for violating Wisconsin statutes that are likely unconstitutional based on both the Wisconsin Constitution (article 1 section 25) and the 2nd Amendment of the Federal Constitution which recently was incorporated and applied to the states which affirms the right to keep and bear arms a FUNDAMENTAL right.Carry on! Nik Clark
Chairman/President – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.