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'Open carry' and 'castle doctrine' at issue in gun owner's appeal
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 may 2014 | Bruce Vielmetti

Posted on 05/27/2014 2:25:06 AM PDT by rellimpank

In a case that may continue to refine Wisconsin gun law, an appeals court panel on Tuesday is set to hear a Milwaukee man's claim for the return of his gun, which police say was used in a crime, though no one was convicted.

Judges may consider both the limits of so-called open carry and the court procedures by which hundreds of gun owners each year seek return of weapons confiscated under a variety of scenarios.

Briefs filed in the case explain the situation:

Aaron Ols, 37, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct while armed, but prosecutors amended the charge to a municipal ticket. Ols pleaded guilty, wrote an apology and took an anger management class.

But a judge refused to return Ols' gun. State law allows police to keep a gun even if the person was not convicted of a crime as long as they meet a lower civil court burden of showing the gun was used in a crime.

In March 2012, Ols went to a park across the street from his house near S. 16th St. and Edgerton Ave. and told a man — who was there with his wife, two small children and dog — that animals were not allowed in the park, and that they were there after the 8 p.m. closing time.

The man got belligerent. Ols used profanity. And Ols was openly carrying a gun in a holster on his hip, though he did not refer to it or touch it.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba; wisconsin

1 posted on 05/27/2014 2:25:06 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: afraidfortherepublic


2 posted on 05/27/2014 2:25:41 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

Armed civilian park boss out to enforce the law.
Keeping the fools gun may not be a bad idea. Hate to say it

3 posted on 05/27/2014 4:17:30 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: rellimpank; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin court to hear gun confiscation case

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

4 posted on 05/27/2014 4:17:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; onyx

BTW, thank you, Onyx, for the flag gif!

5 posted on 05/27/2014 4:20:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Slambat

Maybe. I know of an exactly opposite situation. The man with the dog had the gun, and the police were called on him.

6 posted on 05/27/2014 6:23:48 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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