The charge has been dismissed against a state legislator arrested by McAllen police after taking a handgun through an airport metal detector.Too bad the laws don't apply to everyone, eh Victor?
McAllen Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Henley threw out the prohibited handgun charge against Democratic State Senator Juan Hinojosa.
The lawmaker earlier said he made a mistake and that he had a permit to carry the weapon.
Airport security screeners found the handgun in Hinojosa's briefcase Monday at Miller International Airport.
Hinojosa says police verified his concealed handgun permit, identity and traced the weapon before releasing him.
McAllen police chief Victor Rodriguez said he's 'dismayed' about the dismissal of the charge.
UPDATE: via The War On Guns. Apparently the distinguished senator is also an anti-RKBA hypocrite.
Why am I not suprised?