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Scott bill to increase airport security

Karen S. Kim

GLENDALE -- State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) has introduced

legislation that aims to improve security at California’s airports by

further restricting the potential for possession of weapons on and near



The bill would outlaw possession of handgun frames, imitation firearms

and other firearm parts at an airport.

Scott said the bill, which is sponsored by Los Angeles City Atty.


Rocky Delgadillo, was inspired by recent incidents at Los Angeles

International Airport where one suspect was detained for carrying a

handgun frame buried in coffee grounds in a coffee can and another

suspect carrying a metal replica of a hand grenade forced the evacuation

of an entire terminal.

Neither suspect was arrested under existing law, Scott said.