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    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press Writer 42 minutes ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - David Huckabee, a son of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, was arrested at an Arkansas airport Thursday after a federal X-ray technician detected a loaded Glock pistol in his carry-on luggage.

    "I removed the bag and asked Mr. Huckabee if he knew what he had in the bag," Little Rock police officer Arthur Nugent wrote in a report after being summoned to a security checkpoint. "He replied he did now."

    Huckabee, 26, later pleaded guilty in Little Rock District Court after being charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing a weapon in a prohibited place.
    "It was a silly mistake," Huckabee told reporters as he left the Pulaski County Jail. When asked whether it would affect his father's presidential campaign, Huckabee responded, "It shouldn't."

    District Judge Lee Munson gave Huckabee a one-year suspended jail sentence and ordered him into 10 days of community service — which Huckabee can avoid by paying $100. Huckabee will be on probation for a year. Fines and costs totaled $855.
    The son of the former Arkansas governor held a concealed weapons permit at the time of the incident but state police are taking steps to revoke it. The elder Huckabee, who said last week that Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho perhaps could have been stopped if a teacher or student had also been armed, also has a concealed weapons permit.

    "My wife and I love our son. What he did was irresponsible but not intentional," Mike Huckabee said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.
    Nugent said David Huckabee had a .40-caliber Glock pistol in his black carry-on bag. Eight live rounds were in the gun — none in the chamber — and a nine-round clip was also in the bag. The weapon and ammunition were detained by Little Rock police while David Huckabee's gun permit was seized and given to the Arkansas State Police.

    Mike Huckabee said his son grabbed the bag on the way to the airport and didn't realize the gun was inside.
    "It's one of those stupid things," Mike Huckabee said. "He knows better."
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    Associated Press Writer Liz Sidoti in Boston contributed to this report.

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    federal X-ray technician detected a loaded Glock pistol in his carry-on luggage.

    Obviously a fake story. Everybody knows that Glocks are undetectable.

    :P

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    Actually. I'm sure a glock would be undetectable. That is... if you removed the slide, barrel, etc :P

    Then you have a.... uh... glock.... thing.

    Oh, and I'm sure the metal in the bullets, or even the spring in the magazine maybe. So no bullets either!

    It is rather stupid to accidently bring a firearm into an airport's restricted section. I would always check my baggage personally before leaving for the airport and not let it out of my sight. This would be especially important when travelling to other countries. If someone plants drugs or something in your baggage, it's game over for your life....

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    I have to ask....

    How many guns do you have to own before you forget where you leave the loaded ones?

    How stupid do you have to be to leave a loaded weapon in an unlocked bag that you leave lying around your house?


    How heavy does your bag have to be before you don't realize any more that there is LEAD in it?
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    Tess,

    Hey, elephants may not forget, but humans do.

    I have taken a gun to the airport twice forgetting it was on my person...mine are so comfortable to wear and so easy to forget about...until you need it of course.

    Point is, it can happen to anyone...even you. When it does someday, remember what you said here...and give the guy a break.

    "Never Say Never" ...or Always.

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    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has issued the following comment in response to the arrest of his son:

    " I love my son but what he did was irresponsible, but not intentional. The right to carry a firearm has to be balanced with an equal responsibility to not make foolish errors like forgetting about it being in one's briefcase. He was treated courteously and professionally but received no special treatment and he shouldn't have.


    "David has to accept full responsibility and the consequences of his actions as any other adult -- and he is doing that. I make no excuses for him and would expect him to accept whatever penalties are given. It is the court's responsibility to properly consequence him for a foolish act but his family's responsibility to love him and temper our disappointment with our support.”

    http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=44921



    That's class.

    Contrast the above to the Phillip Thompson/Jim Webb fiasco with theblack hole that all the information about the gun got sucked into.

    What's wrong with acceptingfull blamefor an act of irresponsibility? It's the ethical thing to do. Why do people always want to get out of it, to give, or get a break? Well, not everyone. Huckabee, both of them, seem to be doing the stand-up thing.

    People shouldn't be sloppy with guns. Bad for everyone.


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    cloudcroft wrote:
    Tess,

    Hey, elephants may not forget, but humans do.

    I have taken a gun to the airport twice forgetting it was on my person...mine are so comfortable to wear and so easy to forget about...until you need it of course.

    Point is, it can happen to anyone...even you. When it does someday, remember what you said here...and give the guy a break.

    "Never Say Never" ...or Always.

    -- John D.

    Okay, i'll grant they can be comfortable, but I hope I never become so immune as to forget I'm carrying it. Perhaps that's idealistic.

    Perhaps I'm also extremely conscious because I have to make the choice on a daily basis - if I'm going on to a military base that day, I have to leave the gun at home.
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    From the article
    federal X-ray technician detected a loaded Glock pistol in his carry-on luggage.

    "I removed the bag and asked Mr. Huckabee if he knew what he had in the bag," Little Rock police officer Arthur Nugent wrote in a report after being summoned to a security checkpoint. "He replied he did now."
    Sounds like he had it in the bag and forgot about it. Most likely it was where he always carried it.

    OR

    He is really an international terrorist know as Imgonna Byteurhynne and he was stopped just in time!:what:

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    Tess,

    Yeah...I really hate to have to remember to leave my gun at home when I am going to the local VA Clinic...what a damn hassle that is, as well as having to beunarmed on that trip!

    -- John D.
    (formerly of Colorado Springs, CO)

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    Tess, please take pity on us. Today I became one of 'them'. I was heading to Maryland, did my usual check, made sure I was defensless before heading out the door. I don't normally carry off body but I had this week when I was out of town. Well, I had my Maxpedition bag with me and remembered I had a handgun in there.

    Too late I was already in MD. Instant felon!! Continued to my destination, in the Baltimore 'burbs, checking mirrors, not speeding, heart palpitating. Upon arrival unloaded and put it in the trunk. Had to make a trip into the city before heading back to the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. At least I didn't get caught.:shock:


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    VAopencarry wrote:
    Tess, please take pity on us. Today I became one of 'them'. I was heading to Maryland, did my usual check, made sure I was defensless before heading out the door. I don't normally carry off body but I had this week when I was out of town. Well, I had my Maxpedition bag with me and remembered I had a handgun in there.

    Too late I was already in MD. Instant felon!! Continued to my destination, in the Baltimore 'burbs, checking mirrors, not speeding, heart palpitating. Upon arrival unloaded and put it in the trunk. Had to make a trip into the city before heading back to the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. At least I didn't get caught.:shock:

    Well, okay, since you asked nicely .

    Remember, too, I never leave a firearm out - in a bag or elsewhere - especially not a loaded one, but I have different circumstances in my house. So I guess my perspective is different from "normal" people.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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