September 28, 2022

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., was cited Tuesday for bringing a loaded gun to a Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport. The incident comes after an unloaded gun and a loaded journal had been present in Cawthorn’s carry-on bag at Asheville Regional Airport on Feb. 13, 2021.

Cawthorn has not responded to requests for remark. He not too long ago posted pro-gun feedback on his Twitter account. 

“Mr. Cawthorn said that the firearm was his and he was cooperative with the CMPD officers,” the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Division advised WCNC Charlotte.

“Mr. Cawthorn was issued a quotation for Possession of a Harmful Weapon on Metropolis Property, which is a Metropolis of Charlotte Ordinance,” police added.

Cawthorn faces a misdemeanor of possessing a harmful weapon on metropolis property. He additionally faces potential civil penalties from TSA. The companies guidelines state that any one that violates the weapons laws at an airport could possibly be fined as much as about $13,000.

Cawthorn has been launched from custody and police confiscated his loaded Staccato C2.

“The District Lawyer’s Workplace will assess this case because it does every other, factoring within the power of the proof, security threat to the group, and former historical past of offenses by the defendant,” the Mecklenburg District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned in a press release.

“As a result of this case is pending, in observance of the N.C. State Bar’s Guidelines of Skilled Conduct, we are going to chorus from additional remark,” the D.A.’s workplace mentioned.

Cawthorn didn’t face prison prices for the incident on the Asheville Regional Airport.

Cawthorn, 26, is taken into account among the many extra controversial members of the U.S. Home of Representatives. In March, Cawthorn claimed that he was invited to intercourse events and to make use of cocaine whereas in Washington.

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His identify was a trending matter Tuesday on Twitter.

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