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No charges for woman who wore gun to Wis. church


WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Waukesha County prosecutors have decided not to charge a woman who wore a gun into a Brookfield church.


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a letter from Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel announced the decision on Tuesday.

The 41-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested July 11 after wearing the gun to services at the Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield that morning.

She kept the gun in its holster and didn't threaten anyone, but afterward some church staff called police for clarification of the law. The gun was in a zippered case in her car when she was later arrested.

Schimel's letter says the woman had no bad intent and the statute she may have violated was passed before the state constitution was amended to specify residents' rights to keep guns for various purposes.

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