Gun fancier: I’m innocent


The man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a truck full of guns and nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition said Saturday that he is a law-abiding weapons enthusiast who had no idea he might be breaking the law.

A day after he was arrested on suspicion of felony transportation of an assault rifle, Phillip Dominguez said he was confident he would be exonerated.

“In the post-Sept. 11 environment, it is well known by weapon owners that airports and weapons simply do not mix,” said Los Angeles Airport Police Chief George Centeno.


Dominguez, 47, of Orange said that he went to LAX to pick up a friend from Baltimore and that they intended to go target shooting at an outdoor range in San Bernardino County.