Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press
FILE -- In this April 4, 2011 file photo is Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, in Sacramento, Calif. Donnelly, who previously sought the right to carry a loaded weapon inside the state Capitol has been cited for trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a Sacramento-bound flight. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says Donnelly had a Colt .45 with four rounds in it inside his carry-on luggage at Ontario International Airport. He says another magazine with five rounds also was in Donnelly's carry-on bag. The lawmaker was passing through a security checkpoint at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Republican lawmaker in California who has sought the right to carry a loaded weapon inside the state Capitol has been cited for trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a flight.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, of Twin Peaks, had a Colt .45 with four rounds inside his carry-on luggage at Ontario International Airport.

He says another magazine with five rounds was in Donnelly's carry-on bag.

The Sacramento-bound lawmaker was passing through a security checkpoint Wednesday when he was detained.

Donnelly says in a statement that he forgot to remove the gun from his bag.

Ontario airport police did not return phone messages seeking to clarify Donnelly's citation.