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Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag
    #2585360 - 04/21/04 01:53 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/20/congressman.gun/index.html
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From Jeanne Meserve and Ted Barrett
CNN Washington Bureau
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 Posted: 8:02 PM EDT (0002 GMT)

Rep. John Hostettler, R-Indiana

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.S. congressman was briefly detained at a Kentucky airport Tuesday after authorities found a loaded gun in his bag at a screening checkpoint, authorities said.

Rep. John Hostettler, R-Indiana, "completely forgot" he had the gun in his bag as he prepared to take a US Airways flight to Washington for the first day of work after a two-week recess, a spokesman for the congressman said.

A Homeland Security Department official said Hostettler had a loaded 9 mm Glock pistol in his bag at Louisville International Airport .

The congressman said he did not know the gun was in his bag and apologized, the official said.

Hostettler's spokesman, Michael Jahr, said Transportation Security Administration officials detained but did not arrest the congressman.

"He was pulled aside and questioned," and then was allowed to take a different flight, Jahr said, adding that he didn't know if the gun was confiscated.

The gun is registered to the congressman, but Jahr said Hostettler never brings it to Washington, where handguns are illegal. He does not have a house or apartment in the district, but sleeps in his office.

Hostettler is an avid sportsman and "hunts lots of things and does target practice," Jahr said. "He's been doing a lot to events in the district and may have packed the wrong bag."

Hostettler is seeking his sixth term representing his southwestern Indiana district.




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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: 1stimer]
    #2585673 - 04/21/04 02:46 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I wonder what would happen is a middle eastern person brought a gun to the airport. Somehow I don't think "completely forgot" would get him off the hook like this congressman.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: daussaulit]
    #2586220 - 04/21/04 10:25 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

nor would it if he were white.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: ]
    #2586347 - 04/21/04 11:14 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Exactly.  This has already happened to people that had very plausible stories as to why they had the weapons, but it wasn't accepted as an excuse.  They were still charged.

Perhaps the statements of a Congressman are intrinsicly more truthful.  And by their nature worthy of exemption. :thumbdown:


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: 1stimer]
    #2586805 - 04/21/04 02:21 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Pretty sad that somebody that forgets that they have a gun in their bag at the airport is representing the people and making new laws. I donno about other people, but I know exactly where my weaopns are at all times. I also know exactly what I have in all of my bags when I go to the airport. I cannot fathom having a loaded pistol in a bag and not knowing about it. What if the idiot dropped the bag and the weapon discharged accidently killing somebody.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: ]
    #2590060 - 04/22/04 09:00 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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nor would it if he were white.



that statement is obviously false.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: daussaulit]
    #2590594 - 04/22/04 12:29 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Would you rather hand a loaded gun to a well known politician or a complete stranger?

Honestly.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: Grav]
    #2590684 - 04/22/04 12:50 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

> Would you rather hand a loaded gun to a well known politician or a complete stranger?

Neither... just because a politician is well known by others, they are still a stranger to me.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: 1stimer]
    #2590917 - 04/22/04 02:07 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

that statement is obviously false.

you think that if a white american accidentally brought a handgun in their carry-on luggage, they'd be let off with a warning?


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: ]
    #2590956 - 04/22/04 02:16 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I'm a white american and I'm 99% certain that if I was caught trying to bring a loaded gun on an airplane, even if I "completely forgot," I would, in fact, be completely fucked.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: TurnpikeGates]
    #2590962 - 04/22/04 02:19 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

you are correct.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: ]
    #2590972 - 04/22/04 02:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yup. Carrying a firearm to an airport security checkpoint is a seriously bad idea, unless (it seems) you are Big and Important. Race isn't irrelavent, but being white won't help you much.

That's life, I guess.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: ]
    #2591418 - 04/22/04 04:33 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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mushmaster said:
nor would it if he were white.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2593363 - 04/23/04 02:12 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

One must have a lot of guns to accidently misplace one. I know republicans will rape the 1st, 4th, and 5th amendment, but they'll never touch the 2nd.


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: ]
    #2593941 - 04/23/04 08:38 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

it just happened


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Re: Congressman detained at airport after gun found in bag [Re: 1stimer]
    #2594471 - 04/23/04 12:54 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

that guy is a congressman. listen... before 9-11, the head coach of the dallas cowboys (who was white) accidentally brought a handgun in his carry-on baggage. he was arrested and charged. are you gonna tell me that a regular white guy (who is not the head coach of an NFL team) after 9-11 is gonna get off with a warning?

please. this happens pretty regularly. the offenders are always arrested and charged.


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