Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is organizing an Open-Carry rally this Sunday Feb. 21st in
Sussex Wisconsin. Members from across the state will be joining us to raise
awareness of the right to carry in Wisconsin based upon recent events amongst
one of our members.
On Monday Feb. 15th, one of our members, "Joseph" was doing something he has
done on many occasions. That is sitting down for lunch at China-Wok in Sussex,
WI while open-carrying as law-abiding citizens do in Wisconsin. The only
difference on this day was a Wisconsin State Trooper, "Trooper Kneisler" was in
the parking lot. On this day, this particular Trooper was on a mission to place
his personal desires above his professional responsibilities. It appears to us
at Wisconsin Carry that Trooper Kneisler was determined to oust Joseph from the
restaurant before he had any knowledge of the stores policy or even that the
store owners had any desire for his intervention. Don't take our word for it.
When Joseph saw Trooper Kneisler heading into the restaurant, he pulled out his
recording device (standard accessory for many of us who want to make sure we
have documentation in the event of unlawful conduct by law-enforcement) and
video-taped the encounter:
YouTube - State Police interaction
Unfortunately this video is not the end of the story. Late Monday night Joseph
was visited by 3 Waukesha County Sheriffs Deputies at his home. Indications
from the deputies was that Trooper Kneisler had continued his persecution of
Joseph by contacting them and untruthfully suggesting Joseph was trying to
impersonate a police officer. Reasons given included that he was
"open-carrying" and that he has CB Radio antennae on his vehicle (a Hyundai
As would be expected, the deputies determined State Trooper Kneisler's complaint
was unfounded and left.
Our members will be taking the opportunity to raise awareness of this improper
law-enforcement action and show our support for Joseph and the right of all
law-abiding residents of Wisconsin to exercise their right to carry by joining
us in Sussex this Sunday. We will be meeting at the Starbucks in Sussex at
24950 West Main Street. The Rally will begin at 12:30 sharp. After coffee and
meet-n-greet at Starbucks we will hold an awareness rally at the State Patrol
District Headquarters at 21115 East Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha, WI.
Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit Wisconsin corporation dedicated to the
preservation and reclamation of the basic rights critical to a free society. Our
mission statement can be viewed at our website. WISCONSINCARRY.ORG
On January 8th 2010 Wisconsin Carry, Inc. filed a lawsuit in Federal Court to
challenge the constitutionality of Wisconsin's onerous Gun Free School Zone Act.
a copy of this lawsuit can be viewed here: