A West Allis municipal judge said a resident was within his rights to carry a gun while planting a tree on his property.
The police “stormed in with guns drawn” on Brad Krause last summer.
Police responded to Krause’s home in August after a neighbor called to ask about the legality of him openly carrying a hand gun in a holster on his property. Police arrested Krause, ticketing him for disorderly conduct. Police also seized his gun.
And then there’s this:
Krause declined to explain why he was carrying a gun to plant a tree. “There’s no requirement to justify why you’re able to exercise constitutional rights,” Krause said.
I happen to agree 100%, but that sort of thing is also likely to draw the ire of the antis and not impress many of the fence sitters. I don’t know if this quote in the new item is the full thing, but it seems like the message could have been presented a little better.
Then again, if it was me, I’d probably say “none of your damn business why I do what I do.”