Rep. Cawthorn charged with gun violation at airport, again

TSA agents found the gun in his carry on baggage in Charlotte this week

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WDEF) – Western North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn has been caught for the second time with a gun at an airport.

The latest incident happened at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday morning.

The TSA reports that the 9 mm handgun was found in a bag at the checkpoint.

Police say the Congressman cooperated with police.

His last violation happened at the Asheville Regional Airport last year.

There are special rules for carrying firearms on planes.

They must be in special, locked containers, in checked luggage and declared to the airlines.

In both cases, Rep. Cawthorn’s gun was just in his carry on.

The Republican lawmaker is certainly not alone in violating the rules.

The TSA found 106 guns at the Charlotte Airport last year.

Rep. Cawthorn was not arrested, and violators rarely are (only if they act suspiciously around the gun).

Violations are just misdemeanors.

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