Duane Brown is officially charged with misdemeanor carrying of a concealed weapon

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Free-agent tackle Duane Brown recently was arrested at LAX airport with a gun in his belongings. The arrest has since resulted in formal charges.

Via TMZ.com, Brown has been charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon. A misdemeanor, the charge carries a potential penalty of up to one year in jail.

Agent Kennard McGuire has characterized the situation as inadvertent.

“To err is human, and this clearly was an accident,” McGuire said. “As a law-abiding citizen, Duane will continue to exercise proper judgment and continue education on gun safety measures.”

It’s not an uncommon situation. People forget to take guns out of bags. It happens. Brown likely will strike a plea deal that involves no jail time. Whether the league takes action is a different story.

Brown has played for the Texans and Seahawks. He became a free agent in March.

17 responses to “Duane Brown is officially charged with misdemeanor carrying of a concealed weapon

  1. As serious as an offense that this is, give the young man a break. He made a mistake, no need to crucify him.

  2. If someone can’t remember they have a firearm in their carry-on luggage or on their person when they enter an airport, they are too irresponsible to own firearms. And yes, I am a gun owner.

  3. pendragon54 says:
    July 15, 2022 at 2:36 pm
    As serious as an offense that this is, give the young man a break. He made a mistake, no need to crucify him.
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    Young… he’s 36. Made a mistake? Not knowing you packed your handgun in your carry on? I guess it got caught up in his jeans and socks from his dresser drawer to the luggage. Right ?

  4. Gun safety is completely different than going against a conceal carry law that a state has. My guess is, if he has a permit in another state then he is probably a responsible gun owner. Just cause a state has stupid laws doesn’t mean he isn’t “safe” with it.

  5. How do you paxk and carry a hand gun and call it a mistake? Give me a break. We would have been busted.

  6. This is ridiculous. In some states you can carry an AK-47 down the street. Our country loves guns. The more the merrier. Why do we still have any gun laws? We need to figure this out. Rules and laws have to make sense. Right now, ours don’t. Duane Brown is not a criminal. Law enforcement should spend all their resources trying to stop the next school shooting.

  7. I have a concealed carry permit. There are no bigger responsibilities in life than being able to walk around with a loaded handgun. Losing track of your weapon is not excusable. Not. Excusable.

  8. Airport is not state. It is federal. Concealed carry does not apply. You can transport via airline in baggage if unloaded in a locked gun carry case. I agree with the concept of if you forgot you had it, you are too irresponsible to possess it.

  9. charliecharger says:
    July 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm
    This is ridiculous. In some states you can carry an AK-47 down the street. Our country loves guns. The more the merrier. Why do we still have any gun laws? We need to figure this out. Rules and laws have to make sense. Right now, ours don’t. Duane Brown is not a criminal. Law enforcement should spend all their resources trying to stop the next school shooting.

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    So, you think it’s okay to try to take a gun onto an airplane?
    That is a nonsensical gun law?
    Either you didn’t read the story or your brain doesn’t work right.

  10. “It’s not an uncommon situation. People forget to take guns out of bags.”
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    Are you serious?? Ive NEVER lost track of my firearm.

  11. What do these big guys need a gun for anyway. Among the general population their behemoths. Someone gives them are hard time just squish them like a grape.

  12. thescoobs1 says:
    July 15, 2022 at 7:40 pm
    What do these big guys need a gun for anyway. Among the general population their behemoths

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    Probably because a little tiny guy could still shoot them

  13. He made a mistake a very stupid mistake but he didnt hurt anyone didnt deal any drugs he has hopefully learned from it….and from all the hits to the head he has had forgetting things is probably common for him.

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