Maciolek Wins Concealed Carry Lawsuit

For the first time in Wisconsin, a judge overturned the Department of Justice’s decision to deny a man’s application for a license to carry a concealed weapon. Attorney Mark Maciolek represented the man, appealing the DOJ’s decision on the basis that his conviction for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, dating back to 1995, did not trigger federal law barring him from possessing a firearm. Attorney Maciolek convinced the court that the disorderly conduct conviction was not a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under federal law. The man has no prior nor subsequent convictions, apart from the 1995 incident. If the case is appealed by the DOJ, it should help to clarify under what circumstances the DOJ can deny an applicant a Wisconsin concealed carry license.