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Blind NRA member arrested at Newark Airport

Posted at 11:28 PM, May 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-04 23:28:26-04

A blind NRA member was arrested at Newark Airport with a gun in his checked luggage.

TSA screeners spotted the unloaded gun in Raymond Whitehead’s bag. They also found seven illegal knives.

Whitehead’s reason for having the gun was that he was travelling to a “strange place”, as he put it, and wanted to protect his family.

The carpenter from New Mexico says he’s going to sue because he says police allowed him to bang into walls and denied him a lawyer or food for 10 hours. The Port Authority denies he was mistreated.