The mayor of Pasadena, Texas is taking some flak after allegedly bringing a gun to a city council meeting last Tuesday, KHOU-TV reports.
Although signs outside the council chambers state that no weapons are allowed — to include those carried by concealed permit holders — Mayor Johnny Isbell was apparently caught by council member Cody Wheeler, who told KHOU he witnessed a firearm accidentally falling on the ground.
“The mayor leaned slightly and then we saw a pistol land on the floor right where we were standing,” Wheeler told The Pasadena Citizen. “I think we were both in shock and didn’t know how to respond. I was extremely concerned the mayor was carrying a pistol and obviously didn’t know how to properly handle a weapon.”
The mayor told reporters that it was just a pellet gun, although Wheeler, a former Marine, believes otherwise.
“From what I saw, it appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol; my guess would be a 9mm Berretta Pistol,” Wheeler told The Citizen. “But, it certainly didn’t look like a pellet gun as far as I’m concerned.”
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