South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will not be bringing charges against a congressman who pulled out a weapon during a town hall meeting with constituents.
After a letter from South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Trav Robertson implored Wilson and 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett to investigate Rep. Ralph Norman after the congressman pulled out a .38-caliber gun in a Rock Hill restaurant back on April 5.
Norman reportedly told constituents at this meeting he would not become "a Gabby Giffords." Giffords, a former congresswoman from Arizona, was shot during a constituent meeting in January 2011.
In a statement, Wilson said he does not dispute any of the facts, but that Norman's actions don't warrant a criminal investigation.
"Some have complained about the Congressman's actions," Wilson said. "However, our conclusion must be based upon the law and sound prosecutorial discretion. In this case, this is not a prosecutable offense."