Haley Barbour — former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Governor of Mississippi, and lobbyist at Barbour Griffith & Rogers — was arrested earlier this month at the Jackson, Mississippi airport with a loaded .38-caliber hand gun in his brief case.
He says “he forgot he was carrying the gun, which he had put in his briefcase after an assistant removed it from his car days earlier.”
Here’s Where Barbour Was Caught
Since he was reportedly booked on a flight to Washington DC that would have been AA5120 operated by PSA with a CRJ-200 as it’s the only non-stop to the region’s three airports. The most striking thing about the incident is that his gun was confiscated, he was arrested, and he made his flight.
Yet Barbour claims he was treated “like anybody else,” and he promises to “be more observant about getting stuff out of [his] briefcase” in the future.