I just couldn't pass up this opportunity. In relation to my last
rant, I just typed up and printed out a letter to the Attorney
General of Wisconsin. I'll let you know his response, if he gives
one. I can't imagine him wanting to give either answer. His choices
1) "Even though I said people have the right to openly carry
firearms peacefully, I didn't mean it, and will prosecute anyone
who resists the unlawful, unconstitutional policy of the Milwaukee
2) "If the Milwaukee police decide to attack you for exercising
your right to open carry, feel free to forcibly resist them. I
won't prosecute you for it."
Can you imagine him giving either answer? I can't, but what other
choice is there? Anyway, here is the letter I'm about to send:
April 27, 2009
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
Wisconsin Department of Justiceâ€¨
P.O. Box 7857
â€¨Madison, WI 53707-7857â€¨
Dear Mr. Van Hollen,
I am writing this letter to ask you one specific question, for the
purpose of publicizing your answer, whatever your answer may be.
With that in mind, please give a concise, clear answer to the
You yourself have acknowledged that citizens of Wisconsin have the
right to openly carry firearms, provided they do so in a peaceful
manner. Wisconsin statutory and constitutional law also make that
clear. Nonetheless, as you know, the Police Chief of Milwaukee, Ed
Flynn, has openly stated that he will continue to instruct his
officers, whenever they see anyone carrying a firearm, to forcibly
throw that person to the ground, forcibly disarm arm him, and then
determine whether he had the right to be carrying a firearm.
Such behavior by the police obviously constitutes false arrest, not
to mention assault and battery, a violation of due process, and a
violation of a myriad of other constitutional and statutory laws,
at the federal and state levels. In the case of John Bad Elk v.
United States (177 U.S. 529 (1900)), the U.S. Supreme Court
explained that every individual has a right to resist an unlawful
arrest, even up to the point of using deadly force, if necessary.
So my question is this: If the time comes when someone in Milwaukee
decides to resist the fascist "policy" of the Milwaukee police, and
resorts to force to avoid being wrongfully and unjustly threatened
and assaulted by people acting under the color of law, would you
prosecute that person for doing so?
Please provide an answer in writing, so that I may publicize it for
all to see.
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