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Gun critics plan poultry protest at Appleton farmers market

10:55 PM, Sep. 20, 2013
Customers, vendors say farmers market is no place ...
Customers, vendors say farmers market is no place ...: Market-goers say Appleton's farmers market is no place for assault rifles after two men were detained on Sept. 7 for legally carrying AR-15 rifles on College Avenue. (Sept. 14, 2013)
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A group of Appleton residents plans to protest the state's open carry gun law at Saturday's farmers market, armed with a chicken to make its point.

The group says state law creates a public safety hazard and intends to point out its "imbalance" by carrying the barnyard fowl, which violates a city ordinance and carries up to a $200 fine.

"Our goal is to receive a citation," said Mark Scheffler, an Appleton resident and the group's spokesman. "It puts the police in an untenable position; they have to gauge the intent of someone carrying an assault weapon. This is the time for this discussion." ...

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