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.