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Friday, December 23, 2011

No Response From Mayor on Non-Compliant Gun Ordinance

                                                      I would appreciate a timely response in this matter as well.
                                                                           Scott K. Noble, C.S.W.
                                                                               1506 W. 7th St. 
                                                                           Marshfield, WI 54449

From: Dennis Juncer <>
To: "'Meyer, Chris'" <>; 'Bob Lewerenz' <>; 'Jason and Kelly Rodeghier' <>;; "'Stauber, Russell'" <>
Cc: 'Scott Walker' <>; 'Senator Fitzgerald' <>; 'Scott Suder' <>; 'Senator Grothman' <>; 'Senator Gallaway' <>;
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:54 PM
Subject: RE: Spree Shooter at Virginia Tech - HUMAN EVENTS, (sad but true)
Mr. Meyer.  I recently dropped off at your office 2 legal opinions from the League of Municipalities, reflecting the view that the State of Wisconsin has preempted the area of regulations of firearms, and by implication, all dangerous weapons.  The statute provides that municipal ordinances inconsistent with State law are void.
The current ordinance defines pepper spray as a dangerous weapon, purports to regulate weapons on school premises, which are not in the jurisdiction of the City, and provides that a person legally exercising the right of concealed carry cannot buy a beer in a bar while carrying a dangerous weapon.  All of these provisions are contrary to State statute.
Have you read the articles?  Have you had them reviewed by the City Attorney?  What action will you take to bring the City ordinance into compliance with state law?

From: Meyer, Chris [mailto: Chris]
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:55 AM
To: Bob Lewerenz; Jean Noble; Dan Wald; Dennis Juncer ; Jason and Kelly Rodeghier;; Stauber, Russell
Cc: Scott Walker; Senator Fitzgerald; Scott Suder; Senator Grothman; Senator Gallaway;
Subject: Re: Spree Shooter at Virginia Tech - HUMAN EVENTS, (sad but true)


Thank you for your email and link.

Your view is one shared by many.  At City Hall we try to balance the view of over 19,000 people when we make policy decisions.

As you may know, this policy was approved by Finance, Budget and Personel unanimously and approved by the Common Council unanimously with two members absent at that meeting.

Originally the policy prohibited conceal and carry in all city buildings, this would have included buildings such as park shelters and restrooms.  Staff recommended that the policy be amended to specific administrative buildings, which it was.  Since conceal and carry is clearly allowed in parks in the state statutes, prohibiting them in park facilities would not have made sense.

Your comments, as well as opposing viewpoints are mirrored by others in the community and I would encourage you to come to a Common Council meeting and address the council so your comments can be part of the public record.   If attending a meeting is not possible, I am happy to read a letter from you on your behalf.

Merry Chris tmas and Happy New Year to you, and your family

Sent from my Motorola Smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

-----Original message-----
From: Bob Lewerenz <>
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 08:15:25 CST
Spree Shooter at Virginia Tech - HUMAN EVENTS, (sad but true)
This article more eloquenty tells why posting our buildings as gun free
zones only tells the "deranged individuals" who go on shooting sprees that
people in these buildings are not allowed to carry a concealed weapon to
protect themselves. I hate that these "deranged individuals" use guns to
hurt people, reflecting on the huge group of law abiding citizens that keep
guns to hunt, target shoot, protect their homes, and other perfectly
reasonable, legal uses. I hope it never happens here.

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