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February 8, 1989 | DAVID FREED and JOHN HURST, Times Staff Writers
As Los Angeles gun dealers prepared to clear their shelves of assault-type weapons, several police officers, gang workers and gang members predicted Tuesday that a controversial ban on those guns passed by the Los Angeles City Council will do little to reduce local violence. "It'll be the law-abiding citizens who'll turn their guns in, not the criminals," said one veteran officer.
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March 22, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing the deadly violence this month at Santana High School, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to ban the sale of small, easily concealed handguns and to require purchasers of other firearms to provide a thumbprint. Despite opposition from gun owners, the council voted 9 to 2 to ask the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would outlaw the sale in Los Angeles of so-called "pocket rockets," handguns that are 6.75 inches in length or smaller and 4.5 inches in height or smaller.
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September 9, 1993 | SCOTT HARRIS
When people hear this story, they tend to say: "You're lucky." That may be true, even if I didn't win the lottery. My friend Kyrstin and I are lucky because we didn't get seriously hurt. Just a few scratches. "You could have been killed," some people say. This happened a couple of weeks ago, when my car was in the shop and I needed a ride downtown. Kyrstin was driving in the far left lane on the southbound Pasadena Freeway as it passes through Elysian Hills.
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March 20, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite opposition by gun owners, a Los Angeles City Council panel Monday took aim at small handguns known as "pocket rockets" that are often used in crimes, recommending that the weapons' sales be banned in Los Angeles. The proposal by Councilman Mike Feuer to prohibit the sale of handguns 6.75 inches in length or smaller and 4.5 inches or smaller in height was endorsed Monday by the council's Public Safety Committee and sent to the full council for a possible vote on Wednesday.
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May 18, 1992 | DAVID FREED
You can have a history of mental illness, shoot yourself while playing fast draw, and have 22 heart attacks in 14 years and still get a license to sell guns from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Just ask Robert Raymond Brinkman, who got his gun dealer's license four years ago and hopes someday to open a gun shop in Eagle Rock.
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September 5, 1996 | DAVID FERRELL and NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Pushing into the front ranks of a burgeoning political movement, the city of Los Angeles on Wednesday outlawed the manufacture and sale of inexpensive, cheaply made handguns commonly known as Saturday night specials. The measure, inspired by a similar new law in West Hollywood, comes seven years after Los Angeles banned the sale of assault rifles.
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May 3, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving to impose local regulations on bullets that claim hundreds of lives each year, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to require people to present identification and provide personal information when they buy ammunition for handguns. The measure, modeled on an ordinance passed this year in Pasadena, will go to Mayor Richard Riordan, who has 10 days to sign it, veto it or allow it to become law without his signature. Riordan was in New York on Tuesday.
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January 28, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With strong backing from police, the City Council voted Wednesday to make Los Angeles the first city in California to prohibit the sale of more than one handgun per month to anyone. The ordinance signed into law Wednesday is aimed at "straw purchasers," people who buy large numbers of firearms and then sell them to criminals, minors and others not legally allowed to own a gun.
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January 14, 1999
Gun dealers should be prohibited from selling more than one handgun to any buyer per month, a City Council panel recommended Wednesday. The action followed more than an hour of sometimes emotional testimony about how some people legally buy firearms and then sell them to minors or felons not authorized to own guns. Imposing a limit would hinder straw purchasers from funneling fire arms to criminals, according to LAPD Det. Steve Muldorfer and Councilman Mike Feuer, the chairman of the committee.
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April 19, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move advocates say will make the city a beacon for efforts to curb gun violence, the Los Angeles City Council voted 9 to 2 Tuesday to require ammunition buyers to present a driver's license or other identification at the time of their purchase. The measure also would require vendors to keep records about buyers to help the Los Angeles Police Department enforce a new state law that since Jan. 1 has barred the sale of ammunition to certain types of people, including convicted felons.
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March 11, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man in the pinstripe suit, fingers bare, levels his gun and tries to shoot. Nothing happens. "I do not have the ring on!" he yells. In a flash, he slips a silvery ring over his middle finger and grabs the gun. The weapon springs to life, firing six rounds in a blaze of noise and smoke. For a moment, Daniel Hinerfeld could almost pass for the hero of a sci-fi comic strip.
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September 10, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO
The City Council has unanimously approved two motions calling for reports aimed directly at gun safety and illegal firearms. Councilman Mike Feuer introduced a measure calling for a study to look at the legality and feasibility of safety standards for all handguns sold in Los Angeles. Councilwoman Laura Chick's motion asked for a report to explore a comprehensive city program to round up illegal firearms.
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August 18, 1999 | MATT LAIT and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti on Tuesday joined LAPD Chief Bernard C. Parks in calling for new laws that would allow for the collection, destruction and prohibition of all assault weapons. Garcetti and Baca also supported Parks' call for elimination of small, cheap, poor-quality handguns known by some as Saturday night specials. But Baca said he would not ban small handguns that are of higher quality. In a related development Tuesday, Sen.
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January 28, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With strong backing from police, the City Council voted Wednesday to make Los Angeles the first city in California to prohibit the sale of more than one handgun per month to anyone. The ordinance signed into law Wednesday is aimed at "straw purchasers," people who buy large numbers of firearms and then sell them to criminals, minors and others not legally allowed to own a gun.
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January 14, 1999
Gun dealers should be prohibited from selling more than one handgun to any buyer per month, a City Council panel recommended Wednesday. The action followed more than an hour of sometimes emotional testimony about how some people legally buy firearms and then sell them to minors or felons not authorized to own guns. Imposing a limit would hinder straw purchasers from funneling fire arms to criminals, according to LAPD Det. Steve Muldorfer and Councilman Mike Feuer, the chairman of the committee.
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September 12, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN
To reduce gun violence and protect against injuries during earthquakes, the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday will consider a package of gun-control measures and a new requirement for gas shut-off valves. The package of gun-control measures, which has been proposed by Councilman Mike Feuer, includes requirements that gun shop owners sell trigger locks with each gun sale and take fingerprints of people who buy ammunition.
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September 12, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN
To reduce gun violence and protect against injuries during earthquakes, the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday will consider a package of gun-control measures and a new requirement for gas shut-off valves. The package of gun-control measures, which has been proposed by Councilman Mike Feuer, includes requirements that gun shop owners sell trigger locks with each gun sale and take fingerprints of people who buy ammunition.
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September 9, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks has thrown his support behind a package of new gun-control measures, including requirements that dealers sell trigger locks with each gun and take fingerprints of those who buy ammunition. The measures were proposed by Councilman Mike Feuer, who said he hopes the laws will help reduce gun violence and help police investigate shootings.
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