Rep. Madison Cawthorn was cited for having a loaded gun at a North Carolina airport Tuesday – the second time he was busted carrying a firearm in an airport since final yr, authorities mentioned.
Transportation Safety Administration staff discovered the loaded Staccato 9mm handgun in Cawthorn’s bag throughout safety screening at Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport, the Charlotte Observer reported.
Cawthorn was “cooperative” with responding officers and mentioned he owned the gun, which was confiscated as a part of regular protocol, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Division mentioned in a collection of tweets.
The weapon was recovered at Checkpoint D round 9 a.m., the outlet mentioned.
The North Carolina Republican was cited for possession of a harmful weapon on metropolis property, the division mentioned. He was launched and police confiscated the gun.
Cops advised the Observer that it was customary protocol to not arrest a passenger on the misdemeanor fees “except there are different related felony fees or extenuating circumstances.”
WSOC-TV obtained a photograph of the loaded gun and recognized it as a 9mm.
Cawthorn, 26, was cited in February 2021 when he tried to board an airplane in Asheville with a 9mm and loaded journal on his carry-on baggage, WLOS reported.
Safety confiscated the Glock handgun however allowed the congressman to board the aircraft, the Observer mentioned.
Cawthorn, who was elected in 2020, lately riled fellow lawmakers by evaluating DC to Netflix’s hit political collection “Home of Playing cards” — saying the nation’s capital is full of cocaine-fueled orgies.
“The sexual perversion that goes on in Washington. I imply, being sort of a younger man in Washington, the place the common age is most likely 60 or 70 — [you] take a look at all these individuals, a number of them that I’ve seemed as much as via my life, I’ve at all times paid consideration to politics,” mentioned Cawthorn.
“Then rapidly you get invited: ‘We’re going to have a sexual get-together at one in every of our properties, it is best to come.’ ‘What did you simply ask me to return to?’ And you then understand they’re asking you to return to an orgy,” he mentioned.