May 27, 2012
Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, nearing completion of a prison sentence for bribery and tax evasion, has asked the judge who sentenced him to restore his right to carry weapons so he can enter shooting contests and hunt bears and cougars after he is released.
In a letter to District Judge Larry Burns, Cunningham said that he will be 71 when he’s released from prison in December to a halfway house in Little Rock, Ark., and that he has cancer. As a convicted felon, he is barred from possessing firearms.
“I flew aircraft that could disintegrate your building with a half-second burst and now can’t carry a .22-caliber,” wrote Cunningham, a decorated Navy pilot in the Vietnam war. “Pls help me your honor. I don’t have much left but this little thing is a big thing to me.”
This article was posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm