Congressman Madison Cawthorn cited for loaded gun at Charlotte airport

Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) was cited recently for having a loaded gun at the Charlotte airport, making this the second time Cawthorn was caught with a firearm in an airport, the Daily Wire reported.

Airport authorities reportedly found a loaded 9mm handgun in Cawthorn’s luggage on Tuesday morning as Cawthorn prepared to board a plane there.

The airport authorities took the handgun, which is normal protocol. They cited Cawthorn for possession of a dangerous weapon on city property, a Charlotte city ordinance.

No charges have been filed over the incident. WSOC-TV reported that Charlotte Police Department typically does not file charges in these situations unless there are extenuating circumstances or other laws broken at the same time.

Cawthorne not charged

If Cawthorn is charged, he could be fined up to $13,000 if found guilty of the offense.

It was the second time Cawthorn was caught with a loaded firearm when trying to board a plane. He was not charged or fined the first time he was caught, which was in February 2021.

“Audio recordings of law enforcement at the airport confirm that Cawthorn attempted to bring the gun through security with only minutes remaining before the flight (“…seven minutes until his flight…”) but that TSA staff detected the gun and detained him,” a report revealed in July following the incident.

Police did question Cawthorn and write a report of the incident, however.

A total of 106 guns were found at Charlotte airport in 2021.

Other incidents

Cawthorn was found with a large knife on his person when visiting Henderson County Public Schools in September, which is a class 1 misdemeanor.

He was also pulled over on March 3 for driving with an invalid license. Police forced Cawthorn’s passenger to drive the car after he was pulled over.

Does Cawthorn believe he can get away with breaking the law because he’s in Congress? It may be time for him to learn the truth.

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