CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly took some friendly fire on Friday when he spoke with John and Ken, the radio duo who host a Burbank-based talk show. The Republican candidate for governor appeared to violate his probation agreement last week by firing borrowed weapons at a gun range in Santa Cruz County. Donnelly was barred from using firearms that are not registered to him for three years after pleading no contest to two misdemeanors for bringing a loaded weapon to an airport in 2012. One of the hosts greeted him on the show by saying, "This is one way to raise your name recognition, if you end up in the paper every few days for some gun violation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, Republican candidate for governor and outspoken gun-rights advocate, appears to have violated his probation agreement while firing borrowed weapons at an indoor gun range last week. The San Bernardino County lawmaker was placed on probation for three years after taking a loaded gun to Ontario International Airport in his carry-on briefcase in 2012. The terms of his plea deal say Donnelly cannot “personally use, own or possess any firearm that is not registered to him,” according to court records.
December 28, 2013 |
Haley Koko shouldered an AK-47 and aimed uncertainly at the human silhouette on a paper target 25 yards away. Standing next to her, Lt. Col. Chris Robishaw, an active-duty Green Beret, leaned in to offer a word of advice about handling the Russian-designed assault rifle, raising his voice to be heard over the rapid explosions of heavy weaponry in the shooting gallery. Brass shell casings littered the floor, and an acrid whiff of gun smoke sneaked past the air filtration system. Koko, a 21-year-old bartender, fired off a few rounds - blam!
April 5, 2013 |
BEAUMONT, Texas -- Before he started a recent concealed-handgun licensing class, the pastor set out some of his guns at the front of the church hall for students to examine: the Rossi .357 he calls “Old Bessie,” Ruger .22 and .380, Taurus 9 millimeter, a Regent .45 and an AR-15 assault rifle. “How I got involved with this - it saved my life,” the Rev. James McAbee told the group of about 100 students gathered at the hall after visiting a nearby gun range for the target shooting portion of the 10-hour class.
February 15, 2013 |
Some might have viewed it as an odd way to mark Valentine's Day, but some found it the perfect Feb. 14 combo: Love and guns. At a gun range in Minnesota, people who showed up with their sweethearts by their side got to shoot a machine gun for free. In Mississippi, cars zoomed by a billboard making a sales pitch: "Buy her a diamond, get a hunting shotgun. " And at a Las Vegas shooting range that also performs “shotgun weddings,” a couple renewed their vows Thursday. For the Gun Store, located a few miles east of the Strip in Las Vegas, the improbable combo has been profitable. Since the company started offering shotgun weddings last spring -- couples get married, pose for pictures with an arsenal and then head to the range with their bridal parties -- they've performed more than three dozen ceremonies, the shop's marketing manager, Emily Miller, told the Los Angeles Times.
February 11, 2013 |
Thousands of well-wishers, including dozens of Navy SEALS, descended on Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Monday to remember the life of a famed Navy SEAL sniper killed at a nearby gun range on Feb. 2. The body of Chris Kyle, author of "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" -- an account of Kyle's four tours in Iraq, where he said he killed at least 160 enemy combatants -- lay in state on...