Defends open/carryAll I can say about Laura Sutton’s letter to the editor (Star-Observer, Oct. 1) regarding Hudson city officials and the open carry picnic in Lakefront Park is “wow.” What an incredibly hostile and ill informed letter that was.
By: Terry Powers, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
All I can say about Laura Sutton’s letter to the editor (Star-Observer, Oct. 1) regarding Hudson city officials and the open carry picnic in Lakefront Park is “wow.” What an incredibly hostile and ill informed letter that was.
Blaming the mayor and police chief for a completely legal meeting in the park was really interesting. Neither of them contacted the organization and requested they have a picnic here, as she stated. Just not true.
The group asked for a permit to hold a rally here and it was approved. Not sure what the legal ramifications would have been if it was refused, since there is not any illegal activity occurring. Also don’t understand how they, and everyone who may attend that meeting, suddenly became President hating, gun toting Republican TEA Party activist. Quite a stretch of the imagination. She forgot to throw in racists too.
I happen to know a lot of people who own guns and I am pretty sure they are not all far right wing Republicans. Almost 700,000 people deer hunt in Wisconsin each fall. Pretty sure they are not gun fetishists as she said.
It was also really special of her to refer to the elderly people, concerned about government spending and their benefits, who attend the real TEA parties as “the slimy underbelly of what passes for Republicans these days.” Nice.
If she has issue with the legal status of “open carry” in Wisconsin maybe she should complain to Madison instead of berating anyone who may carry out a perfectly legal act in this state. The laws are written and passed there if anyone isn’t clear on that. Better yet maybe she should just move to Minnesota where open carry is illegal. You can only carry concealed weapons there, so you have no idea who is or who is not “packing.”
As far as being a right wing President hater, which I am sure just appalls her, it would have been interesting to ask her what her opinion of President George Bush was a year ago. I kinda think she may have been a President hater too. Just a guess.