A Republican lawmaker was charged with a felony on Friday for attempting to carry a .38 caliber pistol and ammunition through airport security earlier this month.
Talking Points Memo reported that Texas state Rep. Drew Darby had the Ruger pistol and six rounds of ammunition in his carry-on bag at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, but when security confronted him abut it, he claimed he’d forgotten to take it out. A TSA worker found the weapon in the Republican’s bag, he flagged an officer of the Austin Police Department.
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