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La Crosse County Open Carry Picnic

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  1. bnhcomputing

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    Ladies & Gentlemen, remember you read it here FIRST.

    This is the FIRST "OPEN CARRY" event in Western Wisconsin.

    There will be an "Open Carry" picnic, in a public park, in La Crosse County.

    The date is SET! May 17, 2009. The time is SET: 11:00 AM -- 3:30 PM.
    The location IS SET: contact me via PM for advanced location notice.

    The cost is FREE! However, donations to cover my expenses would be appreciated. Any actual proceeds from the gathering will be donated to Wisconsin Badger Camp.

    I should have fliers for ALL rod & gun clubs within 50 miles of La Crosse to put up by May 8; the location will be released to the general public at that time.. Spread the word to your members. PM me with email/shipping addresses for the fliers.

    Minnesota residents WELCOME!

    Brats, hotdogs, and hamburgers will be served. Soda and Kool-Aid to go along with.

    Fear NOT, the law enforcement jurisdiction falls under the La Crosse County Sherriff’s department, and I have it in writing, from the Sherriff, he will not harass or arrest for mere open carry.

    No school zone, no government building (we will have a tent), no problem.

    What to bring: Yourself, your family, your manners, your side arm.

    See you there...
     
  2. bnhcomputing

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    Open Carry Picnic Details

    Ladies & Gentlemen, remember you read it here FIRST.

    This is the FIRST "OPEN CARRY" event in Western Wisconsin.

    There will be an "Open Carry" picnic, in a public park, in La Crosse County.

    The date is SET! May 17, 2009. The time is SET: 11:00 AM -- 3:30 PM.
    The location IS SET: N5523 Sobkowiak Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650.

    Google maps is NOT up to date, please use this mapquest link: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Onalaska&state=WI&address=N5523+Sobkowiak+Rd&zipcode=54650

    I have a PDF flier that I will send to anyone who contacts me at the address listed below and requests it. We have 500 fliers printed up, and ready to send to every Rod & Gun club and gun shop that will post it. We also have 5,000 tri-fold brochures that will be handed out at the picnic. We would like to get the pamphlets out to as many Rod & Gun clubs and gun shops, and gun shows in Wisconsin as possible.

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    In celebration of the recent memo from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen regarding the legality of open carry, there will be an "Open Carry" picnic, at the Marvin Gardens park, Town of Onalaska, La Crosse County.

    The cost is FREE! However, donations will be accepted and any proceeds from the gathering will be donated to Wisconsin Badger Camp.

    Iowa and Minnesota residents WELCOME!

    Brats, hot dogs, and hamburgers will be served. Soda and Kool-Aid to go along with.


    What to bring:

    Yourself, your family, your manners. Side arms are welcome, but not required to attend. If you would like to bring a dish to pass, that would be GREAT!

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    GUIDE LINES:

    • All firearms must be unloaded and encased during vehicle transport as required by Wisconsin State Law.
    • Firearms should be transported in a non-passenger area of the vehicle if possible.
    • Firearms cases must be completely removed from the vehicle before being opened.
    • All firearms MUST REMAIN HOLSTERED at all times, except for what is required for vehicle transport.
    • All Wisconsin concealed carry restrictions and prohibitions apply.
    • Only those 18 years of age and older may possess a firearm.
    • ALL firearms safety rules MUST be followed.
    • If somebody says, "can I see your firearm," simply turn and show them your holstered firearm.
    • Please leave long guns at home.
    • No alcohol or drugs permitted.
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    We have a large 30X45 tent, so bring your friends, you need not carry, although it is encouraged, to attend. This is taking place in a park, there is playground equipment, so bring the little ones, This is a whole family event, and I look forward to seeing you there.

    See you there...

    The park address is:
    N5523 Sobkowiak Rd.
    Onalaska, WI 54650

    Feel free to contact me [email protected] with questions, or to RSVP a dish to pass.

    Again, any and all donations given at this picnic goto Wisconsin Badger Camp to help mentally and physically challenged children.

    respectfully submitted...
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  3. bnhcomputing

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    WEAU TV 13 Eau Claire does news story on Open Carry picnic

    WEAU TV 13 Eau Claire does news story on Open Carry picnic


    WEAU TV 13 Story
     
  4. mrokern

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    Congrats on getting this organized! I lived in La Crosse for 10 years before moving to the Twin Cities.

    Best of luck!

    Now you just need to get those annoying "can't carry in vehicle and must be carried openly" clauses removed by the state... ;)
     
  5. bnhcomputing

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    Our next step is to repeal the 1,000ft school zone restriction that is turning law-abiding citizens into felons.
     
  6. Badlander

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    I hope your picnic is A huge success!!!
     
  7. mrokern

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    Time for a new governor in WI...
     
  8. bnhcomputing

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    We need all the attendees we can find, carrying or not. If we can make the 300, that would send one heck of a message.

    If you know anybody in Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa, let's get them here.
     
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