Skip to comments.Man carrying loaded guns around school arrested
Posted on 07/25/2013 8:52:46 AM PDT by Sopater
Somerset (WQOW) - A man carrying two loaded guns was arrested near a western Wisconsin school Tuesday.
Crossing guards near the Somerset Middle School called police around noon. Officers found a 23-year-old man with an AR-15-style rifle slung across his back and a pistol in a holster on his hip. Police said both guns had high-capacity magazines and were loaded. Officers also said there were kids in the building at the time.
It's illegal to have guns within 1,000 feet of a school unless someone falls under certain exceptions, but police say the man refused to identify himself or state his intentions, saying only he was within his rights.
Police say because he wouldn't talk, they were unable to determine if he fell under one of the exceptions. He was then arrested for obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. It will now be up to the district attorney whether charges are filed.
Jail time and a heavy fine?
Betcha it was one of those places that you cannot see or even tell if there is a school around. The 1,000 feet is line of sight or as the eagle flies and can beright beyond a wall or big building. I drive some roads with 15 mph limits when school is in session and I’ve never seen the school.
Perhaps someone with a medical degree will look inside this idiot’s head.
Zowee! The dreaded and highly lethal “high-capacity magazines”. Dumbass stunt of the week. Maybe he is mentally deficient thus rendering him a disallowed person henceforth for firearms possession. As adjudicated by a panel of “mental health expurts”.
But you all already know that.
He probably wanted to be arrested ... hope he has his lawyers already lined up. Also hope he doesn't have dope at home.
Do we have a cite for this law?
If he doesn't, he will be the time the cops are done "searching" his home.
Yes 1000 ft from the property line of a school is a gigantic area taking in whole neighborhoods. But since the crossing guard turned him in he was probably somewhere a logical person would call “near the school”. BTW be sure to NEVER research how far 1000ft from a school is. The law says “knowingly” so you have to know you are within a fifth of a mile from a school to break it.
If this guy is trying to prove some point about gun rights, he’s not helping.
I like how “obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct” has come to mean not being properly deferential to your masters.
What does “near a school” mean? Was he acting legitimately and going somewhere legitimate and passed within 1000 feet of a school?
Anything that leads one to think he had bad intentions?
Refusing to cooperate with the police in a situation like that is stupid and asking for trouble.
It’s a federal law. And yes the supreme court repealed it, but then congress basically said “oh, yes we can”, slightly rewrote it and passed it again.
One of the first things I learned as a youngster is, always be polite to the police, regardless of provocations. You can argue a speeding ticket in court, or you can politely differ with the officer about how fast you were going. But don’t provoke them. It’s not as if you encounter one that often. And sometimes if you’re polite, they’ll let you off or give you a smaller fine.
Lot’s of states also have their own law about this CA does, not sure if WI does.
If memory serves, the fed law also states something to the effect "unless authorized iaw state law..."
I’m not buying this. Too contrived.
Is school in session now? If not what are the crossing uards doing there?
Sounds like the guy is trying to get arrested.
I wonder how many students are in school today? Zero, probably.
This sounds stupid enough to be a democrat posing as a trouble-maker to get ‘assault rifles’ back in the news
“always be polite to the police”
I’m generally polite to everyone. I learned all that verbal judo stuff when I was a Deputy Sheriff (WOOSHA) but that’s not my point.
Actually, in this case, this guy was committing a crime and they probably will look up what to put on their forms and charge him with that too.
But, you see too many cases, like that kid the the puppy and that kid with the NRA T shirt, where people get charged with “obstructing and officer” entirely for being annoying, without having committed an underlying crime. To me that feels too much like keeping the peasants in their place.
I know plenty of schools within residential districts. Does this 1000ft “law” apply to the homedwellers?
I thought the Senate tried and the House shot it down?
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