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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Is anybody gonna go to this?

An open-carry picnic in Onalaska this Sunday:

TOWN OF ONALASKA — Alcohol is prohibited during Sunday’s picnic at Marvin Gardens Park. Firearms are not.

A family-friendly picnic for those who favor open carry of firearms will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the first event of its kind in Wisconsin on public property, said organizer and gun rights enthusiast Hubert Hoffman.

The outdoor event celebrates Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s recent opinion to the state’s district attorneys that citizens should not be cited for disorderly conduct if openly carrying a firearm.
Everyone's invited, even if you don't pack heat. Free food, too. But no beer: guns and alcohol are a no-no.

While he can’t predict attendance, Hoffman said he’ll be happy if the event draws 30 people. He’s heard people plan to come from as far away as Milwaukee.

Hoffman has shelled out thousands of dollars to host the event. All proceeds raised from a donation bucket will be given to the Wisconsin Badger Camp.
He says reaction has been good, including from the police:

He has not received “one iota” of negative feedback about the picnic, which will include discussions about gun laws in school zones and private vehicles.

The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department is not planning increased patrols during the picnic, but any complaint will be investigated, said sheriff’s Capt. Mike Horstman.

“They’re doing what they’re legally entitled to do,” Horstman said.
Badger Blogger has more. Lot of talk about limp wrists in the comment section, which is bad shooting posture, if you ask me.

We're really busy this weekend, and even if we weren't, my yard is a mess, so I wouldn't be going anyway. But if anybody is, let us know. We'd love to post pics.