Michigan’s House speaker has paid another fine for bringing an unregistered gun to the Pellston Regional Airport.
Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) paid the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) $1,960 last week. The maximum fine for that infraction was nearly $10,000.
Chatfield paid a smaller fine in Emmet County last fall for the same incident. The Michigan lawmaker has said he made an “inexcusable mistake.”
"This was a mistake, and it's something that he’s learned from," Chatfield's spokesperson Gideon D'Assandro said. "It’s not a good situation ... but it underscores how serious these [gun] rights are and how much responsibilty people should take."