Wisconsin: More than 200 gun rights backers celebrate open carry

Anyone who expected to see "Rambo" or "Dirty Harry" types at a picnic Sunday celebrating the right to openly carry handguns would have been disappointed.

On the contrary, it was a sober and decidedly nonflamboyant group that assembled in the neighborhood park adjacent to the Marvin Gardens subdivision.  

Ron Kelly, left, and event organizer Hubert Hoffman discuss open carry issues at the Open Carry Picnic in Onalaska.

Many were former military personnel, and the consensus seemed to be that they wanted to put a sensible face on the issue of openly carrying handguns -- a right that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen recently said exists in Wisconsin.

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