By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued some interpretations of the knife reform law that went into effect last week. It reaffirms expectations, but there are a couple of interesting twists. It has gone out to peace officers as a pdf file, so I do not have a link.
From Updates to Wisconsin Weapons Laws, 2/8/16:
One interesting point is that merely carrying a concealed knife is not sufficient grounds for a Terry stop (think stop and frisk). If an officer sees someone carrying a concealed knife, that is *not* sufficient grounds to stop and frisk them, just as driving a car is not grounds to stop someone to see if they have a drivers license, and openly carrying a firearm is not grounds, by itself, for stopping someone. People may wonder how an officer could see a concealed knife. The world is not perfect and neither is concealment. An officer might glimpse part of a grip or a sheath; he might see an outline in a pocket as a knife “printed”. This interpretation means that those situations are not sufficient, by …Read the Rest