Skip to comments.DA fights to carry gun in Winnebago County courthouse (Wisconsin)
Posted on 06/18/2012 5:03:23 AM PDT by rellimpank
As an elected district attorney, Christian Gossett is one of the few people Wisconsin's concealed carry law specifically allows to wear a weapon in a courthouse.
But the judges in Winnebago County, where Gossett works, have said even he can't take a gun to work without written permission of whatever judge or court commissioner is presiding where Gossett might appear.
So Gossett and his chief deputy Scott Ceman - both concealed carry permit holders - have asked the state Supreme Court to declare that the circuit judges have exceeded their authority and for a writ of prohibition to block them from enforcing their ban.
According to a petition expected to be filed Monday, the Winnebago judges issued orders in January based on their "inherent authority . . . to control their courtrooms" that prohibit anyone except on-duty, sworn law enforcement officers from carrying a gun in the courthouse without prior written permission. Violation could result in fines, jail and confiscation of the weapon, according to the orders.
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Seems the judges are over stepping their authority.
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I see, still, some animals are more equal than others...
Wow, to find a DA on the right side of the law - how refreshing!
He is not on the right side of the Constitution. He only cares about his safety, what about all the citizens who cannot carry by the law. Some animal are more important than others.
“Seems the judges are over stepping their authority. “
This is not a new concept! More than almost anything else, we need to make the judges heel to the rule of law. Here’s hoping the Wisconsin “supremes” bitch slap these guys into the next decade.
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