Today I was eating lunch at China Wok in Sussex (arrived ~11:15). When I parked my car, I noticed a state trooper and thought it was strange he was there as I have never seen state police in the town. I went to my trunk to grab my firearm, placed the case on top of the trunk, put the magazine in my XD45, put the XD in my holster and proceeded into the restaurant. I had ordered my food, sat down, finished my meal by 11:30. Almost as soon as I finished, two LEOs had walked in and a third about 10 seconds later. He had looked at my holstered firearm with a strange face, told me not to touch it, asked the lady working there if they allowed guns in the store. Originally she said no and the one LEO told me they do not allow guns in the restaurant. I told him I was unaware of that and I had been there several times before. He then sort of backed of and asked the lady again, to which she did not want to answer.
I am glad I had my video camera with me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZVz0V-bek0
One thing that really perturbed me was one the LEO that was parked there said to me I should notify them when I plan on taking my gun out.
I assume they are located at the station in Waukesha, so I will be writing a letter to their captain.
Edit: I changed the Youtube channel.
Edit 2: Just to get a rough estimate for the OC event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?invites&eid=309316339646
We will be starting at Starbucks at 12:30 PM on Sunday, get something warm to drink, then head down to the State Patrol office in Waukesha at 1PM. After that, we will head to China Wok for dinner.
N65W24950 Main Street
Sussex, WI 53089
21115 East Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53186-2985
N65W24838 Main St.
Sussex, WI 53089
Pictures of my "cop car" are on page 3.
Edit 3: This is a peaceable rally. Posters that have anything demeaning on them, I will personally ask you to put it away or leave.
As far as where we can walk, there are no sidewalks and there is a school ~1,250 feet east of the state trooper location. Stay west of the eastern driveway and we are safe.
View the rest of the thread here.
State Trooper & Sheriff's Department harass law-abiding Open-Carrier.
Demonstration this Sunday
|Posted: Monday February 15th, 2010 22:31|
I just had three Waukesha County deputies (whose names I did get) stop by my house for concerns I may be impersonating a police officer because of how my car looks. I have a police scanner and CB radio in there.
More about the protest here.