Lawmaker in California Tries To Bring Loaded Gun On Plane and is cited for a misdemeanor? What?

grope.jpgLawmaker in California Tries To Bring Loaded Gun On Plane and is cited for a misdemeanor. Huh?

Now, I know that I have not been in the United States for a long time, but I'm a bit surprised to see a Califronia lawmaker being cited for a misdemeanor and released after being caught trying to board a plane with a loaded gun.  "I apologize for the regrettable error that I made this morning," said Donnelly.  

 Um...sorry but what the hell?  Are you kidding me?  If anyone out there believes that would happen if he spoke Spanish, Farsi or Chinese as a first language then I have some swamp land for sale that I'd like to talk to you about.

I guess the point is that from out here it makes the US look pretty silly to be spending a zillion dollars on the TSA sexually assaulting people before they get on planes, while letting some white guy caught trying to board a plane with a loaded gun off the hook with an 'I'm sorry...'

My wife tells me I have been gone too long to understand the US anymore.  It seems she's right...