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Catch And Release! 2 men detained after showing up with rifles at WI Farmers Market

"Why are you carrying those?" "For self defense."

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

..."Now, they're attracting attention across the Internet, with some gun rights advocates expressing outrage that the pair were held at gunpoint and handcuffed, while others voice frustration at what they consider a foolish and dangerous stunt.

The men, Charles Branstrom, 27, and Ross Bauman, 22, ultimately were released without tickets or charges.

Branstrom recorded the confrontation with Appleton Police. About six minutes into the recording, one officer sees Branstrom's camera, confiscates it and attempts to turn it off — but stops only the video. The device continues recording audio for about 45 minutes."...


Also, from NBC26.com:


..."Appleton Police are staying quiet on the subject, releasing only a prepared statement. The statement said the department responded to a call about the men and briefly detained them. After determining there was no harmful intent, they released them. They added that they consider this issue resolved."...

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There is a law against fake guns in Appleton...

from http://www.guampdn.com/usatoday/article/2811893

..."Ironically, Appleton's city code outlaws carrying fake or toy guns in public.

"No person may carry or display a facsimile firearm in a manner that could reasonably be expected to alarm, intimidate, threaten or terrify another person," the ordinance says."...

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

In Alabama:

-Can I be charged with disorderly conduct for openly carrying a pistol? No. The new law specifically states that you can’t be charged with disorderly conduct for openly carrying a pistol.

§13A-11-7-c. “It shall be a rebuttable presumption that the mere carrying of a visible pistol, holstered or secured, in a public place, in and of itself, is not a violation of this section.”


Now to do away with concealed carry permits, which is back door registration.

Guns are TOOLS! What if they were nail guns?

Nail guns are deadly weapons if used incorrectly. When I was 13 my then 12-year old cousin taught me how to KILL someone with 2 blows to the nose. When does this end???

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

I wonder

how many man hours they used for that stop.

How many man-hours were wasted on this stop?

I would say - all of them.

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas



Remember that Farmer's Markets and the like pay better for cops.

So the more accurate answer might be 'All of them times 1.5 overtime plus health and dental.'


even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas