A person gets caught trying to take an unregistered loaded pistol onto a plane in a briefcase. Would this person get the sentence reduced to a misdemeanor if they weren't a celebrity? Somehow, I think not. While people like Dennis Farina can "forget" they are carrying a loaded gun, I have to make sure to baggage check my little pocket knife, a tool that really has no practical use as a weapon.
If you can't remember when you are carrying a loaded gun, you should not be allowed to own or even touch a gun.
Argh. . .