Oops: Secret Service Leaves Gun in Romney's Plane

Meanwhile, candidate is about to receive security briefings
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2012 10:38 AM CDT
Mitt Romney boards his plane for a campaign stop in Iowa, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Midland, Texas.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – There was something of a scare aboard Romney's charter jet yesterday, when a gun was found in the bathroom. The firearm turned out to be Secret Service gun presumably accidentally left there by a member of his security detail, CBS News reports. A member of the Service quickly retrieved the gun, and a spokesman says the agency is looking into the incident. "We take the care and custody of our equipment, especially firearms, very seriously."

Pretty soon Romney will have more than his own security to worry about. Romney is about to start receiving national intelligence briefings, CNN reports. The Obama administration is hammering out the final details of how and when they'll begin, but tradition dictates that they begin soon after a candidate's nominating convention. "With regard to who will receive briefs, that's up to the Romney campaign," a spokesman for the national intelligence director says. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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