GOP legislator stopped from taking loaded gun on plane

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    Just more examples of how our politicians believe they are above the law.
     
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    what an asshole.
     
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    idiot.
     
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    How can you mistakingly report if the gun was or was not loaded?
    I don't think he would have been released if it had been loaded.

    "At that time, I was questioned by airport police, cited for possession of an unloaded firearm. I was released as soon as it was determined that I was not a threat. I boarded the next flight without incident," he said.

    Airport police originally reported the gun was unloaded but it was loaded, the TSA said.

    WHAT ??????????????

    And how in the world do you forget you have a handgun in your luggage?

    California lawmaker detained at airport over gun - Yahoo! News
     
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    Hey...at least it wasn't in a Minneapolis airport bathroom...
     
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    Most people would be in jail right now for having any sort of gun in an airport, why is he an exception?
     
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    Very very good question.
     
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    I think it would depend on where the airport is. If he had a CC license, it might not be an issue. I don't think there's an overall law against bringing your gun to the airport.

    There is certainly a law forbidding them on a plane, though. And still an incredibly dumb move.
     
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    Sorry as a politician he obviously fails one of the requirments for a CC in California.
    Concealed Firearm Carry Permit in California: Information Database
     

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