Nik Clark, the head of Wisconsin Carry Incorporated, said 5 group members were dining at a Culver’s on Saturday night when 8 officers showed up. Clark said Madison Police did not arrest anyone for disorderly conduct. But when 2 of the 5 declined to provide identification, they were cited for obstructing police.
Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Carry group won a $10,000 settlement in a similar incident in Racine. The state attorney general told law enforcement last year to stop making disorderly conduct arrests for the open carrying of weapons. And Clark said there’s no law letting police demand an ID from somebody, “just because they feel like it.”