Republican Lawmaker Brings FIREARM into Airport

Rep Lawmaker BRINGS GUN into AIRPORT

It has been alleged that a Republican lawmaker brought a firearm to an airport outside of Washington, D.C. The Congresswoman in question claims that she unknowingly brought the firearm into the airport and had she known, she would have promptly removed the weapon in question. 


Congresswoman Victoria Spartz of Indiana is being prosecuted for possessing a firearm after she entered Dulles International Airport in Virginia with a revolver.


Following a Transportation Security Administration examination of Spartz’s carry-on bag, the pistol, a.380 caliber revolver, was found inside and taken into custody by airport security and other authorities. 


According to reports, Spartz claims to have no memory of leaving the firearm in her bag and the gun was found empty. 

“Last Friday, Rep. Spartz accidentally carried an empty handgun in her suitcase with no magazine or bullets, which she did not realize was in the pocket of her suitcase, while going through security at Dulles airport,” read a statement issued by Spartz’s office. “On Friday, June 28, at Dulles Airport, Victoria Spartz, 45, of Noblesville, IN, was charged with a weapons violation,” a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority official stated on Tuesday.


It said, “Rep. Spartz was issued a citation and proceeded on her international flight to the [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly] meeting in Europe.”


Spartz is an immigrant who was born in Ukraine and was elected to the 5th Congressional District of Indiana in 2021. She was received well by the general public before the incident occurred and has had a history of backing pro-gun and pro-gun safety laws in the past.


She said last year that, upon the expiration of her tenure, she would not run for reelection or any other public office. She withdrew that in February and entered the campaign anew, defeating many GOP primary opponents in the process.


She qualified for this November’s general election after winning her district’s GOP primary in May.