Gun rights activist and former Afton resident David E. Olson of Glenwood City has announced that an “Open Carry Tea Party” will be held the afternoon of Oct. 17, a Saturday, at Lakefront Park in Hudson, Wis.
The purpose of the event is for people to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly and their Second Amendment rights to own and carry firearms, Olson said.
After holding an open carry event in Glenwood City on Aug. 23, Olson told other media outlets that he was planning a similar event for Hudson in mid-October.
A Web site with information about the Hudson event, www.donotinfringe.org, urges people to: “Come exercise your liberties affirmed by the 1st and 2nd Amendments. Stand against the path to socialism!”
The logo from President Barack Obama’s election campaign is used as the O in socialism.
The Web site says “attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear a holstered sidearm to exercise their God-given right to self defense.” ...