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Colorado lawmaker held in jail on airport gun allegation

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Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 10:11 AM
A Colorado state lawmaker is being held in jail after being arrested for allegedly having a gun at Denver International Airport.

DENVER – A Colorado state lawmaker is being held in jail after being arrested for allegedly having a gun at Denver International Airport.

Denver police say Rep. Lori Saine was arrested Tuesday and was being held for investigation of introducing a firearm into a transportation facility.

Airport and police officials declined to release other details about exactly what Saine is accused of doing.

The Weld County Republican has advocated for gun rights and co-sponsored a 2017 bill to repeal some restrictions on ammunition magazines. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer. She is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Firearms are allowed on planes if they are properly stored in checked luggage and declared.

Denver’s airport ranked fifth highest for firearms discovered in carry-on bags in the United States last year.

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