Los Angeles, CA—I’m reporting this case today because the so-called facts provided by the LAX Police Department and local media yesterday did not make sense.
Initially the media was told by police that 37 weapons were recovered from a man’s pickup truck at an LAX vehicular checkpoint. I guess simple counting is beyond the LAX Police Department’s expertise because with a subsequent recount that number now stands at 16.
Phillip Dominguez, 47, an Orange County resident was heading to the airport to pick up a friend arriving on a flight. The two then planned to go target shooting. The LAX police put up an impromptu roadblock to conduct random searches of vehicles entering. Of course our Constitution's Bill of Rights applies to those searches and absent a court issued search warrant or probable cause that a crime was committed. Police can only search upon consent.
Police searched some locked boxes in the truck's locking truck-bed and found the firearms and ammunition. Soon the handcuffs were applied to Dominguez's wrists.
Two of the 16 guns found were said to be loaded. That was the case for an antique musket rifle and a revolver.
Police admitted that there was no evidence of a violent or terrorist plot. Just a highly technical and really lame violation over transporting a weapon was involved.
Outside of passenger screening areas there are no other special gun laws covering the airport.
In addition to the LAX police the FBI and BATFE were put on this major investigation. Dominguez was released on $50,000.00 bail at 11:00PM last night.
That says so much for the right to keep and bear arms in the Bolshevik Republic of California. Somehow I don’t feel safer as a result of this arrest. On the contrary, I feel the big hand of an out of control police state in my pants.
Here is some video with missing audio of this same fellow engaged in some paintball activities.