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Details Coming Out on Issa´s Gun Charges

The man spearheading the recall effort against Governor Davis had a loaded .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol, 44 bullets and a tear gas gun when he was arrested on a weapons charge 30 years ago. That´s according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Michigan police found the weapons and ammunition when they pulled over Darrell Issa in 1972.

Issa, who is now a Congressman, was charged with a felony. He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing an unregistered gun.

In a statement to police at the time of his arrest, Issa said the gun was his. Issa has acknowledged the incident but has sought to downplay it. He told the Los Angeles Times that the gun was unloaded and was a “teeny pistol.” In other interviews Issa has said the gun did not belong to him.