While the state’s top attorney says it is legal for residents to carry unconcealed firearms in public, Milwaukee authorities say they won’t stand for it.
“My message to my troops is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we’ll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it,” Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said.
“Maybe I’ll end up with a protest of cowboys. In the meantime, I’ve got serious offenders with access to handguns. It’s irresponsible to send a message to them that if they just carry it openly no one can bother them.”
"A protest of cowboys," did you get that? Mike W. referred to the police chief as a "thug." Both seem to be fairly extreme reactions. I would ask, what's a police chief in, for example, Detroit, supposed to do? Isn't his point reasonable that you can't tell the bad guys they can avoid harassment by simply displaying their guns openly and acting normal. This would present a problem for law enforcement, would it not?
What's your opinion? Is this another opportunity for gun owners to demonstrate a little common sense and not push the envelope to the point that it becomes detrimental to the cause.
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