The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a 76-year-old Oconomowoc man wasn't initially charged because he has a concealed carry permit. But police say they want prosecutors to review the incident after they learned his wife also left her loaded gun in a bathroom.
Susan Hitchler was charged with negligently handling a weapon, but the case was dismissed. Her lawyer argued that no one was endangered after she left her gun in a women's restroom at Elmbrook Church earlier this year.
Nik Clark, president of a gun rights advocacy group, says these kinds of careless mistakes violate a fundamental gun safety rule.