Madison Cawthorn Pleads Guilty to Entering Airport With Loaded Gun

Former North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn pleaded guilty on May 5 to bringing a loaded gun into an airport last year, accepting responsibility for making such a “mistake.”
Prosecutors wanted Cawthorn to relinquish his Staccato 9 mm handgun, but District Court Judge Cecilia Oseguera allowed the former congressman, who lost his renomination bid to fellow Republican Chuck Edwards in 2022, to keep the weapon.
Oseguera ordered a $250 fine against Cawthorn, who had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for having immediate access to a dangerous weapon on city property. The 9 mm gun, which was seized from Cawthorn at a checkpoint last year, will be returned….

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