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Presidential hopeful's son held (Loaded gun at airport)
News24 (South Africa) ^ | 26 April 2007 | News24

Posted on 04/26/2007 5:57:20 PM PDT by Cornpone

Little Rock - The son of a US presidential candidate was arrested at an Arkansas airport on Thursday with a loaded pistol in his carry-on luggage - a week after his father said the Virginia Tech shooter could have been stopped if other students or teachers had been armed.

David Huckabee, 26, later pleaded guilty to the misdemeanour of possessing a weapon in a prohibited place.

Both he and his father, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, hold a concealed weapons permit.

Neither the former Arkansas governor nor David Huckabee returned telephone messages seeking comment.

Huckabee had a .40-calibre Glock pistol in his black carry-on bag, Little Rock police officer Arthur Nugent said.

Eight live rounds were in the gun - none in the chamber - and a nine-round clip was in the bag.

It is not unusual for people to forget they have a gun in their carryon luggage, Little Rock police's Terry Hastings said.

A US transportation security administration spokesperson said Huckabee - whom she declined to identify by name - was co-operative and that other passengers had not been endangered by the incident.

Huckabee got a one-year suspended jail sentence and 10 days of community service.

He will be on probation for a year.

Fines and costs totalled $855.

TSA can seek separate civil penalties, the TSA spokesperson said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; concealedcarry; huckabee; righttocarry

1 posted on 04/26/2007 5:57:21 PM PDT by Cornpone
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To: Cornpone

Gun laws to the law abiding are harrassing taxes.


2 posted on 04/26/2007 6:01:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Cornpone

I predict Huckabee will get more votes from the 2nd amendment rights folks. :)

But I’ll be voting for Duncan HUNTER, another strong 2nd amendment rights candidate.


3 posted on 04/26/2007 6:02:22 PM PDT by Sun (Vote for Duncan Hunter in the primaries. See you there.)
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To: Cornpone
TSA can seek separate civil penalties...

Ahh, yes, the new Sword of Damocles. Now, BOW to your Masters.

4 posted on 04/26/2007 6:03:38 PM PDT by HKMk23 (We are good, not because we are not tempted, but because we are tempted yet choose to be good.)
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To: Cornpone
Geeze...a National Guardsman at Logan Airport taught me in October 2001 that one mustn't take fingernail clippers on an airplane.

One would think that a son of a Presidential candidate would know that you don't take a firearm on a plane.

5 posted on 04/26/2007 6:03:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Why, he merely forgot that his daddy has not yet been elected...


6 posted on 04/26/2007 6:06:42 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Gay State Conservative

.40 cal Glock with a spare mag. Sounds like he just came from the range.


7 posted on 04/26/2007 6:07:27 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Cornpone
Maybe I'm not reading this right. It seems to say that he was arrested, pled guilty and got a year's probation all on Thursday?

What a busy day!

8 posted on 04/26/2007 6:11:59 PM PDT by Martin Tell ("It is the right, good old way you are in. Keep in it.")
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To: Cornpone
Huckabee got a one-year suspended jail sentence and 10 days of community service.

He will be on probation for a year.

Fines and costs totalled $855.

And loss of his CCW permit.

9 posted on 04/26/2007 6:14:06 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Cornpone

After all the security measures, I learned keep my gun stuff away from my traveling stuff. That includes clothing and shoes.


10 posted on 04/26/2007 6:20:44 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: Cornpone

He probably should receive a harsher sentence for being stupid.


11 posted on 04/26/2007 6:37:07 PM PDT by westmichman (They cried "Peace, peace," but there is no peace.)
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To: Martin Tell

“...arrested, pled guilt, and got a years probation...”

The wheels of justice do seem to be working pretty fast here...


12 posted on 04/26/2007 7:09:25 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (RIP Kilgore Trout)
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To: Cornpone

Who does he think he is, a Dallas Cowboys coach?


13 posted on 04/26/2007 7:26:29 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Martin Tell

Talk about life in the fast lane!


14 posted on 04/26/2007 7:27:41 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: knarf
That is the problem with “lookalike luggage”; sometimes you check the WRONG pieces. The stuff you meant to carry-on is headed for the Cargo Hold. You are toting stuff that shouldn't’t be in the Cabin.
15 posted on 04/26/2007 7:56:27 PM PDT by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

These articles, including the VT saturation coverage, endlessly refer to a semiautomatic pistol magazine as a “clip”.

I don’t want to shoot with anyone who doesn’t know the difference between a clip and a magazine.


16 posted on 04/26/2007 7:59:31 PM PDT by PrkChps
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

These articles, including the VT saturation coverage, endlessly refer to a semiautomatic pistol magazine as a “clip”.

I don’t want to shoot with anyone who doesn’t know the difference between a clip and a magazine.


17 posted on 04/26/2007 7:59:31 PM PDT by PrkChps
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To: PrkChps
The words have almost become interchangeable. It is good to know the difference, eh ?
18 posted on 04/26/2007 8:02:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Cornpone

It probably doesn’t apply here, but I heard rumor of a Federal CC Permit several years ago. Aparrently these are VERY hard to get and held almost exclusively by Congresscritters and their buddies. The word I heard is that with one of these you can carry ANYWHERE, even on planes and such. Is it possible that his permit was one of these and the guy that busted him didn’t realize that he was covered by it and the “best PR” way out was to quickly “ajudicate” the mess so it would go away?


19 posted on 04/27/2007 3:36:09 AM PDT by wastoute
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To: Shooter 2.5
After all the security measures, I learned keep my gun stuff away from my traveling stuff. That includes clothing and shoes.

LOL! Who's that nekkid guy shooting on the 25 meter lane? Oh, that's Shooter 2.5, he's flying tomorrow. An image I could've lived without. Blackbird.

20 posted on 04/27/2007 7:59:58 AM PDT by BlackbirdSST ("The best counter to terrorism is shear terror." Blackbird.)
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To: wastoute

It probably doesn’t apply here, but I heard rumor of a Federal CC Permit several years ago. Aparrently these are VERY hard to get and held almost exclusively by Congresscritters and their buddies. The word I heard is that with one of these you can carry ANYWHERE, even on planes and such.


You just need to work for the IRS, EPA, Forest Service, or a host of other agencies where a gun is part of your kit. Perhaps that’s been reduced since 9-11.


21 posted on 04/27/2007 8:00:57 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: PrkChps

Trigger finger on the mouse?


22 posted on 04/27/2007 8:27:36 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Sun

Huckabee might actually be a worthwhile candidate if he wasn’t owned by the open borders lobby. BTW, I agree with you about Duncan Hunter. I’d like to see him get some traction.


23 posted on 04/27/2007 9:39:04 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman

Duncan Hunter seems to have a lot of grass roots support. Yesterday somebody called Mark Levin praising Hunter, and I hear it all the time on various talk shows.

Truckers are STRONGLY against illegal immigration, so when I’m up late, I intend the call the all-night show for truckers, The Truckin’ Bozo radio show, re: Hunter’s EFFECTIVESNESS (had a double fence built) on illegal immigration.

Hunter has been the most EFFECTIVE, as far as I can see, on illegal immigration. He gets things done.

Here’s a question that I submitted to politico.com/debate/ but there are so many questions for folks to vote on, I don’t know if it will be asked:

by Sunnie on 04.26.2007 at 01:15 PM
Question is for: Duncan Hunter
Topic Is: Immigration

I feel that you have been the most effective candidate in actually accomplishing the tightening of our borders by having a 14-mile fence built, which greatly lessoned crime in San Diego. As president what will you do to further secure our borders?


24 posted on 04/27/2007 10:03:12 AM PDT by Sun (Vote for Duncan Hunter in the primaries. See you there.)
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To: Cornpone; El Gato

8 live rounds (better than dead ones) and a spare magazine in the bag???

Hmmmm, sounds like a Glock model 27 (baby glock)...

He sure did get shuffled through the judge and jury fast enough...

I guess if I can get my Dad to register as a candidate for President, I can screw up like this and it only cost me $855, suspended sentence and some community service...

All because I don’t remember what I have in my carry on bag...

True intelligence means knowing where ALL your guns are...

All mine are in a safe, except the one I carry which will give me a chance to get to the good stuff that no one wants to be on the recieving side of...

Seems reasonable to me...


25 posted on 04/27/2007 11:57:48 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Cornpone
Wow - maybe I should actually consider voting for the guy. Although it was just a Glock...

;>)

26 posted on 04/27/2007 7:19:01 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ( "He therefore who may resist, must be allowed to strike." - John Locke, 1690)
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To: stevie_d_64
I guess if I can get my Dad to register as a candidate for President, I can screw up like this and it only cost me $855, suspended sentence and some community service...

Get your Dad elected governor of your State, and you might have even better luck...

;>)

27 posted on 04/27/2007 7:22:34 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ( "He therefore who may resist, must be allowed to strike." - John Locke, 1690)
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To: Who is John Galt?

Yeah, I’m just trying to get him to run for County Sheriff...

He says it looks like too much work...Geesh...


28 posted on 04/28/2007 9:19:36 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Gay State Conservative
One would think that a son of a Presidential candidate would know that you don't take a firearm on a plane.

But you can, just not in the carry on bags or on your person. All you have to do is unload it, unload the magazines and put the rounds in a box, preferably the original box, but I believe a plastic box made for the purpose will be OK as well. Then tell your airline about it.

I found myself out of town in Orlando, and discovered a box of .45 ACP (Remington Golden Sabers) in my duffel. I don't normally use that one when I fly, but do when I drive. However the trip was long, the weather cool, and thus I needed the larger piece of luggage as well as the smaller one, but didn't release I had not taken the ammo out of the duffel's pocket. Thus I traveled to Orlando with it in the bag, didn't declare it anything. On the return I declared it, they asked if was in the original packaging, it was, and that was that. Told the TSA folks it was in there as well.

I cold have just a well had the Witness or 1911 in there as well. I imagine it would have been a bit more dicey if it had been discovered before I'd declared it.

29 posted on 04/28/2007 3:54:09 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Beelzebubba
You just need to work for the IRS, EPA, Forest Service, or a host of other agencies where a gun is part of your kit. Perhaps that’s been reduced since 9-11.

More likely it's been increased. We know there are more sky marshals, and we know that cops other than Federal can also carry on an aircraft. Some pilots, after having undergone a ridiculous amount of training, and becoming Federal Flight Deck officers (Heaven forbid that mere civilians could carry a weapon on an aircraft, even if they are the people flying the thing), can also carry on board. The pilots should be able to carry or have handguns on board, but I'd like to see no more training required than that for a CHL/CCW in most states. A long day's worth at most, and get rid of them being Federal Officers.

30 posted on 04/28/2007 4:05:45 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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