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NOT SO FAST Tea Party Leader Busted With Gun Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo

Tea Party Leader Busted With Gun

Mark Meckler may have taken all the necessary measures for transporting a weapon on an airplane, but that didn't save him from getting arrested at La Guardia Airport today. The Tea Party Patriots cofounder's Glock 27 is registered in California but not in New York, making it an illegal weapon. He could face a penalty of 15 years in prison for the charge of second-degree possession of an illegal weapon.

December 15, 2011 7:35 PM