Tea Party Activist Pleads Guilty In LaGuardia Gun Incident

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Mark Meckler, a high-profile gun-totting founder of the Tea Party was allowed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct after he tried to carry his Glock semi-automatic pistol aboard a Delta Air Lines flight to Detroit from LaGuardia Airport last month.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

The gun and thirteen rounds of ammunition were inside a locked gunbox.

Meckler told the cops that he carries the gun to protect himself and that he’s had death threats.

The Queens D.A. said prosecutors resolved this case by balancing the need to protect the public against Meckler’s personal error in judgement.

The gun was legal, but not in New York.

Meckler paid a $250 fine, but he had to give up the gun.

Do you think this deal was fair? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • AuntTootzToldMe

    I think Meckler is darn lucky he is even alive! He ruined his chance to join Idiot’s Anonymous!

  • The Facts

    The NRA supports strict enforcement of our gun laws against violent criminal felons while protecting the Constitutional rights of law abiding residents. It has almost 4 million members, many of whom have military and law enforcement backgrounds. Hardly “nutjobs”. Remember that insults do not win any arguments.

  • Deborah Jeffries

    These Tea Party NRA nutjobs don’t see the need for tougher gun control laws to get the guns out of convicted felons hands and protecting the rights of legitimate gun buyers. The current laws punish law abiding citizens trying to register a gun while allowing thugs to get them easily. I cannot stand these conservative fools. GO OCCUPY!!

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