Following complaints by an Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, mother that a father violated a gun ban by being armed while playing with his children at a public park, Oconomowoc Police Chief David R. Beguhn said he will not enforce the ban.
According to local NBC affliate TMJ4, the mother, Heather Karenz, reported the armed father. She said, “There’s a lot of debate. There are people saying that’s his right, and I agree, 100 percent. But when it’s illegal for it to be on city property, everybody needs to obey that.”
An Oconomowoc city ordinance “does not allow firearms on city property.”
However, Chief Beguhn reviewed the local ordinance after Karenz’s complaint and found that the ordinance is no longer valid.
According to GunsSaveLives.net, the chief said the ordinance is invalid because of Wisconsin’s “preemption laws on firearms.” He has ordered signs banning guns to be taken down and pledged that he will not enforce the ban even while the signs are up.
Wisconsin Carry receives credit for bringing the Wisconsin “preemption” to everyone’s attention, and Chief Beguhn has followed up by choosing not to enforce an outdated ordinance.
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