Police in Washington, D.C., took a gun from Ronald William Prestage, president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council this week, as he was entering a government building on a lobbying mission.
He has a South Carolina licence to carry the pistol, but not a licence for the District of Columbia. It’s an offence that could draw a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Prestage, 59, is a veterinarian and hog farmer.
Do lobbyists in the U.S. figure if they can't convince them, they'll shoot them?