Gun-carrying incident in Appleton draws responses

Posted Saturday, October 26, 2013 --- 7:14 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- An incident where two men openly carried assault rifles near an Appleton farmers' market last month prompted a flurry of angry emails to the mayor's office, according to a new analysis.

A Post Crescent Media report says many emails were from residents threatening to stay away from future public events where firearms were present.

One man said as long as people are carrying weapons around the city he'll keep his family away. A woman said she didn't want to live where people feel they need guns to protect themselves at family events.

But a New York man said police had no right to hassle the men. He said the two were minding their own business and should have been left alone.

The emails were acquired through an open-records request.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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