I covered this story back in March, and I probably watched the video way too many times. But the Hartford, Wisconsin, Mayor will not be charged after he dropped his gun in a restricted area.
Timothy Michalak was inside a sheriff’s office when his gun fell from his waistband. Go ahead and watch the video below and try not to laugh.
But he will not be prosecuted since, at the time of the incident, he had “all the powers of a police officer of the city.” This is due to the position he held and the ordinance of the city. Interestingly enough, that section of the code has since been removed.
He was also caught in a lie. He stated that his permit was expired because he had not received a renewal notice. But after an investigation, it was found that he was indeed mailed a renewal notice.
All jokes aside, we need to be responsible for the guns we carry. Have a proper holster, so your gun doesn’t just fall out. You also need to take it upon yourself to know the laws pertaining to concealed carry. If a renewal notice doesn’t show up, then you need to find out why and how to renew your permit. Just stating you didn’t get a renewal doesn’t mean you can continue carrying with an expired permit.