Skip to comments.Milwaukee gun range voluntarily reports law-abiding customers to local police
Posted on 08/02/2012 8:45:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Wisconsin -(Ammoland.com)-Wisconsin Carry has learned of some concerning information that we would like to pass along to our membership and right-to-carry interested folks in southeast Wisconsin.
In a recently published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article which you can read here
It was reported that the former Badger Guns (now Brew City Shooters Supply) http://www.brewcityshooterssupply.com/ has, since 2009, been reporting the names of every customer that comes in to use their firing range to the West Milwaukee Police Department.
In this time over 25,000 customer names were reported to West Milwaukee Police Chief Dennis Nasci who ran a background check on each through his system.
So far in 2012 it was reported more than 8,800 customer name records have been supplied to West Milwaukee Police by Brew City Shooters Supply to have a criminal background check run on them.
We do not know yet, how else West Milwaukee Police have been using these records they have been given by Brew City Shooters Supply, nor if they are storing those customer names for future reference. We also do not know what other purposes West Milwaukee Police might choose to use these customer name lists for in the future.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Just being a good STASI.
Sounds like it’s time to put Brew City Shooter’s Supply out of business and ensure that the proprieter’s name and deeds are forever known amongst the firearm enthusiasts of Milwaukee.
That range is out of business as soon as that datum gets around to the customers.
Great marketing gimmick!
I am pretty unhappy right this minute.
This is utterly disgusting.
In related news, the Brew Shooter’s property is now on the market at a fire sale price, no pun intended...
Save for later.
Welcome to the new East Germany. Paranoia has become common sense.
It is going to get a lot uglier.
did customers sign a release stating this would be done?
if not, someone should sue their asses.
Incredible breach of faith. Boycott and shut the a-holes down.
So I'm sure they'll soon be out of business and a new proprietor or their existing competitors will do a better job of serving the customers. See, the market takes care of stuff like this.
Speechless. Simply speechless.
It really infuriates me how many companies we pay whose policy it is to yield any information requested by police on the mere basis of a request, no warrant required. Who the hell are they to waive OTHER PEOPLE’S RIGHTS for them? How do they not have a fiduciary duty to act as conservatively as the law allows in protecting the interests of THOSE WHO PAY THEM???
Ha, if my range was doing this... Well, it would no longer be my range. The police might also consider that someone who uses a range fairly often is probably a very good shot, well versed in handling his or her firearms.
Are there very many other places to shoot around there?
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