Door To Door Gun Confiscations

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  1. brneyedgrl80
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    7-17-2004

    TYRANNY ALERT!

    OSHKOSH POLICE CONDUCT DOOR TO DOOR GUN CONFISCATIONS

    Shooting of Oshkosh police officer results in knee jerk neighborhood gun grab

    Oshkosh, Wis. -- Following the shooting of an Oshkosh police officer Saturday night, area residents were forced from their homes, their lawful firearms being confiscated by police.

    The Oshkosh Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics Unit responded to the area, with a K-9 police dog in pursuit of the perpetrator who was reported to have fled on foot.

    Citizens' guns were seized through searches of area homes. The police promised to return the firearms after forensic tests proved they were not involved in the crime. The injured officer's name was withheld, but media reports indicate his condition is not life-threatening.

    "The message is: Hand over your guns, now!" said Corey Graff, executive director of Wisconsin Gun Owners Inc. "This is a blatant case of guilty-until-proven-innocent and an abuse of police power."

    Still, residents in the area are furious about the home invasions by police and what they see as theft of their property. Although early reports are unclear, they indicate a search warrant was issued for two homes, yet additional home owners also had firearms confiscated.

    Read more here: http://www.wisconsingunowners.org/
     
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    that ought to raise alot of eyebrows in wisconsin, my feeling is that this will be glossed over and deemed necessary 'for the safety of the public'.
     
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    Something about this doesn't strike me right. I've yet to find anything on searches, other than a story about a Fond du Lac citizen being shot and the Oshkosh police finding the perp. Scopes has nothing, but even in very strict anti-gun areas, the police have yet to go that out of their way to cause a second amendment case...
     
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    UN - FREAKIN' - BELIEVABLE!!!
     
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    I found THIS , but so far it hasn't divulged much more than this - "The Oshkosh Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Unit conducted a house-by-house search of several blocks surrounding the site of the shooting into early Sunday morning.

    Police later served a search warrant at a home on the 1700 block of Minnesota Street. Police declined to say what evidence was found or how it related to the incident. Plain-clothes police officers in unmarked cars held a presence on Minnesota Street between 17th and 18th avenues throughout the day.

    A person answering Gallagher’s home phone declined comment on his behalf Sunday evening. Police said Gallagher, while wounded, was in good condition when admitted to the hospital on Saturday night.

    Sagmeister said no one saw the shooter or where the shot came from. No description could be provided.

    “That’s the bad thing, not knowing where it came from,” Sagmeister said. “All anyone did was hear it. There’s no real clue as to the direction (the shot came from) or who (fired the shot).”

    The SWAT Team completed its search by 5:30 a.m. Sunday and detectives began investigating the scene and gathering information. SWAT Team members confiscated firearms from at least two homes in the area, but without concluding they were used in the shooting.

    The incident was the first shooting of an Oshkosh police officer in 21 years. Oshkosh Police department officer James Scovronski was shot in the lower arm on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus in a shootout with a bank robber on Jan. 20, 1983.

    Terry Wesner, who lives with his wife, Pat, on the 1700 block of Minnesota Street, said he was watching TV when he heard a single rifle shot.

    “The sounds were right outside the house,” Terry Wesner said. “All I know is it was in the block someplace. It was enough to startle you.”

    Richard Discher, a resident in the 1600 block of Arizona Street, was on his way home from work when the shooting occurred. Instead of going home, he had to go to a friend’s home until police allowed him beyond the barricades. After two hours, an officer escorted him to his front door by foot. No one was allowed to drive in the area of the investigation."

     
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    Absolutely unexcuseable. Police should not be able to seize your firearms just because. They should be able to figure out what kind of weapon was used by the wound the injured officer recieved. But to just confiscate firearms because an officer was injured, under the guise of searching for a weapon, in absolute tyranny. The Oshkosh Police should be ashamed of themselves.
     
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    I thought this was extreme and posted this to share with everyone.

    I haven't been able find anything else either. But I haven't searched under Winsconsin local news yet.
     
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    :wtf: No wonder people are shooting at those cops
     
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    All I could find. One source mentions gun seizure, but is pretty nebulous regarding specifics.



    http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?id=15067&siteSection=1

    Residents Evacuated After Wisconsin Police Officer Shot

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    Associated Press

    OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Residents living in a six-block area were evacuated late Saturday after a police officer was shot.

    People had not been let back into their homes early Sunday as police searched for the shooting suspect.

    The officer, whose name was not released, was taken to Mercy Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, Sgt. Matt Kroenig said.

    Kroenig said the officer was backing up another officer involved in a foot chase at 10:10 p.m. when he was shot. The original call was for an underaged drinking complaint, Kroenig said.

    The Oshkosh Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics Unit and an emergency command center responded to the area late Saturday night. A K-9 police dog also was seen sniffing near homes.

    The suspect was believed to be in a house within a two-block area.

    Merrilee Jones was housesitting when she heard gunshots, which she mistook for fireworks. Jones also said she saw someone go between two homes.

    ``The cops were already down here and someone snuck through,'' Jones said. ``They were running and obviously trying to hide.''

    The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin State Patrol were assisting at the scene.


    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_16959064.shtml

    The SWAT team completed its search by 5:30 a.m. Sunday and detectives began investigating the scene and gathering information. SWAT team members took firearms from at least two homes in the area, but without concluding they were used in the shooting.
     
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    They way they just charged ahead and did what they pleased, including siezing privately owned firearms..... it might as well have been Nazi Germany. When the cops no longer follow the law, then there is no law.
     

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