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Man arrested at LAX for having guns.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DRZinn, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. DRZinn

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    Driver with 37 guns, ammo arrested at LA airport

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A motorist with 30 handguns, seven rifles and fully loaded ammunition magazines in his pickup truck has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport.

    Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles says the truck was stopped Friday by airport police officers at an entrance to the passenger terminals area.

    Castles says the man was arrested for investigation of weapons transportation violations. His name was not immediately released.

    Airport police official Jim Holcomb told the KCAL-TV news station that there's no indication the man was out to do any harm at the airport. He was apparently picking someone up.

    The FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating.
     
  3. sailsunfurled

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    Why

    I'm not from LA but...what did he do wrong? Can you not have guns in your truck in LA? I can see if he went in the airport on the other side of the check point and not check them at baggage claim.
     
  4. jbauch357

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    I want to hear the full story...

    What kind of rifles and pistols were they, was he a felon, are weapons allowed on LAX property, etc...
     
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    If he had loaded magazines they consider magazines extensions of the firearm so in Kali talk he had a truck full of loaded guns.
     
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    EVERYTHINGS illegal in Kommie fornia, except sodomy.
     
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    If you've ever driven around the neighborhood of LAX you'd understand why he was carrying 37 loaded weapons....:eek:
     
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    What the hell are "vehicle inspection points"?? In Florida, you can carry a gun right up to the terminal building. They sure don't search your car!

    Man, I'm glad I live 3,000 miles from that place!!
     
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    I didn't read all the OP's links, but if he had the handguns in the cab, he's required by law to have them in a locked case. The glove box/console doesn't count.

    Also, the ammo must be transported separately.
     
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    This pretty well sums up the story...

    But of course that doesn't matter, because...

    He probably wasn't at fault, but going to an airport in Los Angeles with a car full of guns and ammunition was a bit half-bright considering where he was.

    Hopefully whomever he was picking up will take a taxi next time, or maybe fly in to a different airport.

    In the interest of preserving High Road standards the Old Fuff will refrain from writing what he is really thinking. :banghead:
     
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    This is the country were living in folks
     
  12. CWL

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    It's just the news agencies trying to sensationalize the story.
     
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    I read in a news report this afternoon that they were in a big box in the *bed* of the truck (not in the cab)
     
  14. shotgunjoel

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    I see about 3 of these stories a week on comcast.net, why, WHY!?!? :cuss:
     
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    If that's the case, then he broke some other kalifornistan law. Maybe he had the ammo in the same container as the handguns. That's a violation of the law, IIRC. I lived in kal till three years ago, so they might have changed the laws.

    Seriously, they were changing laws so fast and often that anytime I was going to the range I called the DOJ just to find out the flavor of the week.
     
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    It is the media dealing out all the bull. In watching the news report watch how guarded the police were in their statements. One of the rifles may have been a banned assault weapon. The ammunition was only by "media description" sinister. They did show a loaded hand gun which would be a violation. His truck had a locked bed cover and they did show gun cases. The police took him into custody but gave vague reasons. Once thay got him out of the airport and away from the news media it is possible they will just have to let him go. It which case it will not be reported in the news.
     
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    According to calgunlaws.com:

    So at worst (and this is assuming the media got the facts straight), he had a loaded gun in a box in the truck bed, which could only be an oversight.
     
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    Why was he stopped and searched? I didn't know that California cops could search without a warrant.

    Just a question, I'm sure there is more than we know.

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    No, its not illegal to have an unloaded gun at an airport.

    As long as it is unloaded, there is no law against it.
    That's how you go on a hunting trip. You check your rifle/shotgun/handgun as checked luggage on the airplane.

    That's also how FedEx and UPS ship guns overnight.
    It's not illegal to have an unloaded gun at an airport.

    There is some part of the story we're not being told. As usual.
     
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    The TV news report said he told the cops about the guns.
     
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    Comments from the bottom......................

    # Yes my son has a gun collection, that is not a crime, they were locked up in the back of his pickup, they are all legally registered to him and he volunteered the information about his guns at the checkpoint. He IS a nice guy and he was picking a friend up at the airport. To "the doctor", he isn't on any 'meds', are you! Maybe you should wait until you know something about a situation before you shoot your mouth off. Thank You to those who didn't jump to the worst conclusions. A Proud mother! ...

    # RAY PACI 16 minutes ago FLAG COMMENT HEY SCOTT HE IS MY BROTHER AND PICKING UP A FRIEND FROM THE AIR PORT TO GO TO THE RANGE .ALL THE GUNS ARE REGESTER TO HIM AND LOCKED IN GUN BOXS AND LOCK IN THE BED OF HIS TRUCK . BUT YOU ARE RIGHT IT SHOULD BE LOOK ATHEY SCOTT HE IS MY BROTHER AND PICKING UP A FRIEND FROM THE AIR PORT TO GO TO THE RANGE .ALL THE GUNS ARE REGESTER TO HIM AND LOCKED IN GUN BOXS AND LOCK IN THE BED OF HIS TRUCK . BUT YOU ARE RIGHT IT SHOULD BE LOOK AT

    # Sarah 44 minutes ago FLAG COMMENT This is his daughter and he is an American Citizen born and raised. He was simply picking up a friend and heading to a shooting range. FYI Thank you for the comments not attacking him.
     
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    [sarcasm]Thank the holy government for stopping this dangerous criminal from killing everyone in the airport! Obviously anyone with firearms is out to cause death and mayhem along their path to their ultimate goal of blowing up the world.[/sarcasm]

    This is so idiotic isn't not even funny. California is gone. There is no hope for it and I seriously feel for any true Americans left living there. We want to increase acceptance of firearms across the country but that state has skewed so far into anti-gun liberal absurdity it appears to be beyond hope honestly.

    The airport here forbids weapons however they have been notified that they have no legal ability to do so (outside the security checkpoints), yet they still try to enforce it. The "powers that be" seem to have forgotten who they work for. There are too many people in positions of authority that are on a serious power trip. These aren't powerful and bold commanders making these rules. They are guys that earned C's in high school and have a mortgage and a case of hemhorrids. What can you do? Honestly?
     
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    PLEASE do not spread false information. The law is quite specific that loaded magazines are NOT "weapons" until and unless they are connected to the firearm. In California you can waltz around in public with a visible loaded magazine and you have NOT committed any crime. (Caveat: UNLESS you are a gang member in which case it is illegal for you to possess ammo and/or a loaded magazine anyway.)

    From what I've heard/read/seen on TV the guy had several guns in gun cases in the back of his truck. The bed of the truck had a solid fiberglass locking bed cover. The "assault weapon" did not appear to ME to be anything other than an "OLL" rifle (but I could be wrong as I am not an expert nor did I get to examine the rifle) which is perfectly legal to possess/own/transport in California without any special permits. AND, the "stop & search" was not done on the airport but was on a street that intersects with the airport access road (ie: a side road and not the road into the airport).

    Unless there is something very different from what has been reported, I have a feeling that the driver will be getting an apology and a fat check sometime in the future from the City of L.A.
     
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    I have a feeling that all he gets is a "We'll let it go... this time."
     
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    I doubt he will get a "We'll let it go this time" in Cali Screw You. He's being charged with a Felony because in Cali Screw You if your the owner of an EVIL BLACK RIFLE you have to go from your home DIRECTLY to the range with no stops in between. I wish our government would do us all a favor and give that state back to Mexico!!!!

    http://www.dailynews.com/ci_11424504
     
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