Huckabee’s Son Arrested

By Jennifer Parker

Apr 26, 2007 3:07pm

ABC News’ Brandon Odoi Reports:  The youngest son of former Arkansas Governor and current Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was taken into custody this morning at Little Rock National Airport.  David Huckabee, 26, was arrested for having a weapon in a prohibited area, according to an incident document from the Little Rock District Court.  The report says a gun was found in his carry on luggage by TSA x-ray machines as he attempted to pass through security.  When asked by authorities why he tried to pass through security with a gun, David Huckabee said he forgot he had a weapon in his luggage.  Former Governor Mike Huckabee, prepping for a weekend of campaigning in Iowa, issued a statement on Thursday about the arrest. "I love my son but what he did was irresponsible, but not intentional," read Huckabee’s statement. "The right to carry a firearm has to be balanced with an equal responsibility to not make foolish errors like forgetting about it being in one’s briefcase." The GOP presidential candidate said in the statement that his son was treated courteously but  received no special treatment. "His family’s responsibility (is) to love him and temper our disappointment with our support," Huckabee said in the statement.

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