"You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only. Declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted."
The above information is easily obtained via the Transportation Security Administration's web site. If you are curious about how one might be allowed to bring a gun through security in carryon luggage, don't be. It is not permitted.
Not even if you are a member of Congress.
North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn was attempting to do just that. Police stopped the twenty-six year old at the Charlotte Airport on Tuesday.
We'll just pause the tape there, for a moment.
This is Madison Cawthorn, just a year older than my son, who announced his definition of a woman as "two X chromosomes and no tallywhacker" from the floor of the US House of Representatives. Shortly after that, a number of photos were released showing the congressman "partying" in women's lingerie. Perhaps it is tallywhacker that keeps him so secure in his masculinity. Or maybe he is straight up confused about how the rest of the planet sees him.
The multiple speeding violations including one in which he was also cited for driving with a revoked license. And all this time, Madison continues to spout the rhetoric of the law and order Right. Like his tweet from January 6, 2021, where he proclaimed, "We must let Congress work and uphold law and order. We are the party that backs the blue. "
And now back to our story: Representative Cawthorn was cited and released for attempting to breach security at an airport with a loaded weapon last week.
For the second time. This comes just a few weeks after he spouted off about being invited to drug-fueled orgies by senior members of his own party. Meanwhile, all of this controversy has caused Madison's poll numbers to drop below fifty percent. He may not win reelection with only forty-four percent.
But he is still leading the pack of potential candidates.
Sleep tight, America.