Tea Party Leader Busted With Gun

    Tea Party Patriots co-founders Mark Meckler, right, and Jenny Beth Martin, take part in a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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    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.

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