Pistol Packin’ Pork Lobbyist

Pistol Packin' Pork Lobbyist

Ronald Prestage, President-elect of the National Pork Producers Council, went to the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning because, you know, pork barrel politics. Mr. Prestage, a veterinarian who runs a 170,000-sow swine operation, was carrying a Ruger 9mm pistol. You never know when you’ll run across a fierce feral hog on The Hill, or a raging, veggie-wearin’ PETA protester. Unsympathetic Capitol Hill Police arrested him. House Republicans want everyone in DC to pack heat, just not around them.

When Dr. Prestage realized he had his gun in his bag, you can imagine how he felt. He’s a former Chairman of the National Turkey Federation.

More:

“Police arrest South Carolina man on gun charge at Cannon House Office Building,” Peter Hermann, Washington Post

“South Carolina pork lobbyist arrested trying to enter the Capitol with a gun,” Leslie Larson, NY Daily News

Related:

“Despite Prestage Farms’ reputation, NCSU pleased to take its $10 million,” Will Huntsberry, IndyWeek

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