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.