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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

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airports.

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.

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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.


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