Activist brings AK-47 to first lady's event

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014 -- 2:18 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A gun rights activist showed up at First Lady Tonette Walker's visit to Sheboygan with an AK-47 strapped to his back -- to make a point that it's legal to openly carry a licensed firearm in Wisconsin.

The Sheboygan Press Media reports (http://shebpr.es/1o2aIOH ) Bill Polster also toted a Glock and Ruger pistol.

Police Sgt. David Anderson says no extra security measures were taken.

Chamber Executive Director Betsy Alles says at first people were concerned, but then realized Polster was civil.

Walker visited Sheboygan as part of her Walk with Walker campaign to showcase the state's scenic areas.

Polster joined the walk after he put his weapons in his car's trunk. He started openly carrying guns after a man was killed in a Walmart parking lot in 2012.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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