Police Chief Harasses Firearm Owners Despite Attorney General Ruling

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Evidently the police chief in Milwaukee thinks firearm owners are guilty until proven innocent.

In many states it’s legal to wear a firearm on one’s hip in plain sight, referred to as open carry, sometimes with but often without a permit as long as there are no attempts to conceal the weapon, even briefly. The wisdom of walking around with a gun on your hip, visible to one and all, could be debatable but if the people vote to allow the practice in a particular state, then they should be permitted to exercise their rights without being harassed by law enforcement.

In fact the politically liberal state of Vermont takes the concept even further and doesn’t require any kind of permit even for concealed carry, joining Alaska as the only two states in the union where the residents make the personal choice of how to defend themselves against the bad guys without governmental interference.

Despite the Wisconsin Attorney General’s decision that the people of that state are entitled to open carry if they wish Milwaukee’s police chief Ed Flynn has a warning for those law abiding citizens that make the choice to do so.

Milwaukee’s police chief says he’ll go on telling his officers to take down anyone with a firearm despite Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s finding that people can carry guns openly if they do it peacefully.

Chief Ed Flynn says officers can’t assume people are carrying guns legally in a city that has seen nearly 200 homicides in the past two years.

He says that means officers seeing anybody carrying a gun will put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide if the person has a right to carry it.

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Put them on the ground huh chief? Well the Milwaukee city attorney had better prepare for a slew of completely unnecessary and avoidable lawsuits because they will be coming down the pike just as quick as the officers start slamming people “down” for exercising their right to carry a firearm or even stopping them simply to check if they are “legal.”

It is no mystery to the police who the people are causing all of the problems in that city but you can bet the farm they won’t be caught dead stopping Hispanics or “middle eastern” looking chaps on the street to see if they are in the country legally….and asking for their papers.

This policy will backfire and cause nothing but problems for the hard working officers who do their level best to get the real crooks off the street and have no problem with the law abiding citizens having the opportunity to defend themselves against the criminals who could care less about what this police chief has to say.

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