West Allis man not guilty in open carry gun case

Probably because it wasn’t a “crime”.

West Allis – As Brad Krause planted a tree in his yard last summer, a neighbor noticed that in addition to a shovel, Krause had a tool not usually required for yard work – a gun in a holster.

Police arrived and gave Krause a ticket alleging disorderly conduct, launching a case that a national gun-rights group has been watching for months.

On Tuesday, Krause won acquittal in what some advocates say is one of the first so-called open-carry gun cases heard in a Wisconsin court.

Municipal Judge Paul Murphy said he had reviewed several state statutes and court cases related to the right to keep and bear arms. “There being no law whatsoever dealing with the issue of an unconcealed weapon or the so-called open carry is why we’re here today,” Murphy said.

In the end, he determined Krause’s actions did not rise to disorderly conduct and found him not guilty.

City Attorney Scott Post declined to comment Tuesday.

Police responded to Krause’s home in August after the neighbor called. They arrested Krause, gave him a disorderly conduct ticket and seized his gun.

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Now, let the lawsuits begin! And please try and hold the pigs that arrested you and stole your handgun PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE! That is the only way these vermin will learn not to make up the rules as they go.

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