Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday Wisconsin Carry had an article describing a local media report about an area municipality attempting to enforce a “preempted” ordinance that would ban open carry from Oconomowoc Parks.
For more information on the message from yesterday see this link: http://tiny.cc/lvdifx
I'm pleased to relay that I received a call from the Oconomowoc Police Chief today who let me know that he has reviewed their local ordinance banning open carry in parks and realized it no longer fell within state law.
He said he will be asking the city council to remove the ordinance at the next meeting. In the meantime, it will not be enforced.
Thank-you to everyone who picked up a phone, sent an email, re-tweeted a tweet, or shared the situation with friends and family. Your actions resulted in the local station, who's initial report mis-represented state law and the carry-rights of law-abiding Wisconsinites, doing a follow up story to focus attention on Oconomowoc's unenforceable (preempted by state law) ordinance.
That renewed focus prompted Oconomowoc to revisit their ordinance and agree with WCI's contention that it was unenforceable.
In short “good work”! The power of patriots, who are willing to stand for their constitutionally guaranteed rights, is noteworthy!
Carry on!Nik Clark
Chairman/President – Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin. Visit: www.wisconsincarry.org