A founding member of the Tea Party Patriots was recently arrested in a New York airport on felony charges. Apparently he wasn't familiar with gun laws. Go figure. Although his lawyer is trying to weasel his way out of these charges, Mark Meckler had no valid reason to attempt to carry a firearm, with live rounds, on his flight. That's just insanity.
It seems that this Tea Party Patriots leader isn't on-the-level with gun carrying laws. Although he has a license to carry in the state of California, that gave him no clearance to carry around a lethal weapon on his New York flight. Pleading ignorance and lack of understanding of the laws is no excuse either. Civilians have no business carrying weapons on planes!
Leave it to a member of a super right-wing organization to pull something like this. It certainly doesn't make the gun-nuts look good when one of their own is nonchalantly trying to transport his weaponry over civilian flights.
Tea Party Patriots trial spectacle to come
Mark Meckler has been arraigned and released until his January court date. If he's found guilty, which it's obvious that he may just be, he can face up to 15-years in prison. Here's to hoping this yahoo is put through the wringer on this. Shame on him!