Mark Meckler, head of the Tea Party Patriots, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport for trying to board an airplane with a gun in his baggage.
Meckler was carrying an unloaded Glock pistol and numerous rounds of ammunition in a locked gun box, according to multiple reports.
Meckler’s attorney, Brian Stapleton, said Meckler had a concealed-carry permit for the gun issued by California, and that Meckler was in temporary transit through New York.
But the California permit wasn’t valid in New York…
Under New York law, Meckler could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of the charge.