It’s Called The Constitution

The Orange County Chapter of Brady United has their panties in a wad because Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC11) had a firearm in his carry-on when going through TSA security and wasn’t arrested. He asked them to hold the firearm for him until he returned and they did. If you read the whole story, you will see this happened to others and they were not arrested either.

One reason that Rep. Cawthorn was not arrested is called the US Constitution. Specifically, Article I, Sec. 6.

It states, part:

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

I guess it is no surprise that a chapter of Brady United is ignorant about Article I of the Constitution given their intentional ignorance of the meaning of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

In full disclosure, Madison Cawthorn is my representative and I have given him a campaign contribution. It wasn’t much but I did get a personal call from him thanking me for it.

H/T Sean S.

3 thoughts on “It’s Called The Constitution”

    1. Actually, seven others had been found to have guns in their carry-ons by mistake at the Asheville Airport. None were arrested. Now holding his Glock for him until he got back is another thing but I guess they knew he voted on their budget.

  1. I guess the question that pops into my mind is:

    If I were to walk up to TSA and tell them privately that I had a gun and ask them to check it for me would I be treated the same way. I get that he is immune from arrest (although theoretically I wonder if they could arrest him after the session is over) and I get that it is written into the Constitution, but I’m pretty sure I would either be arrested or turned away and told to come back without the handgun.

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