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February 6, 2013
Re "'American Sniper' killed at gun range," Feb. 4 I cried for his wife and children - and us - when I read that former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was killed by a veteran whom he was trying to help, and that his friend Chad Littlefield was also killed. I hold no malice toward Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine who allegedly shot them, because clearly he did not get the help he needed after returning from combat. These men chose to go to other countries to protect our freedom at home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, was back on the radio Wednesday to talk about firearms, this time fielding questions about his failure to register a handgun he illegally took to an airport in 2012. "I just never got around to it," he told talk-show hosts John and Ken  on Burbank-based KFI-AM. Donnelly said he purchased the handgun when he was heading to the Mexican border to patrol with the Minutemen. "Sometimes when you buy a gun from a private party, you don't realize that they might not have registered it and done all the paperwork," Donnelly said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle , author of the bestselling memoir "American Sniper," was shot and killed Saturday in an incident at a shooting range in Texas for reasons that are not yet clear. Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, were found dead around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A suspect, 25 year-old Eddie Ray Routh, has been arrested and charged in connection with the slayings. Kyle's book " American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, " written with Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice, was published in January 2012 by William Morrow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison and Chris Megerian
The handgun that GOP assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly attempted to take through airport security in 2012 was not registered to him, according to a police report reviewed by The Times. Donnelly told officers who questioned him that he had bought it five years before and never registered it in his name. The San Bernardino County lawmaker and gun-rights advocate pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of carrying a loaded firearm in public without a concealed weapons permit and possessing a gun in an airport.
NEWS
March 23, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
After he plugged a target with 14 rounds, Rick Santorum on Friday told a crowd of several hundred at an outdoor shooting range that Louisiana Republicans had a clear choice in Saturday's primary between a trusted conservative and an untrustworthy Obama lookalike. Santorum said that Mitt Romney shared the same views as President Obama on many of the most critical issues, including healthcare, global warming and Wall Street bailouts. “There isn't a dime's worth of difference on some of the most important issues of the day. There is no contrast.
NEWS
April 8, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene, Dallas Jamison and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Gun Range: Straight Shooter 1935 N. Enterprise St. Orange (714) 637-4668 Hours / Reservations: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Reservations available for members only. Requirements / Restrictions: Ear and eye protection provided. .41 and .44 magnum must use full metal jacket or lead bullets. Type of Guns Allowed: Handguns,shotguns,carbines Range Length: 50 ft. Targets Provided? / Type: Yes, types Gun Rental / Ammunition Available?: Yes/Yes Safety Courses Offered: Yes Gun Range: South Coast Gun Club Inc. 11501 Jeffrey Road Irvine (714)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1997 | RUSS LOAR
Options for rebuilding the recently closed shooting range once used by 70 police agencies will be reviewed in a public meeting next week. But prospects for reopening the facility remain uncertain. A City Council subcommittee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall to review a 25-page report on options for the 28-year-old Central Park shooting range. The Police Officers' Assn. had leased the building since 1972 for $1 a year.
NATIONAL
December 28, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
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!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1995
A man shot himself in the head at an indoor shooting range Monday night, apparently intending to kill himself, authorities said. The man died about 8:05 p.m. at the Gun World range in the 16100 block of Cohasset Street, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Few details were available, but police said it appeared to be a suicide. Officers did not identify the dead man.
NEWS
February 15, 2005 | Scott Doggett
The Azusa City Council unanimously approved a zoning change last week that will effectively close Southern California's largest shooting range. The San Gabriel Valley Gun Club opened in 1946 and attracts 70,000 shooters annually. Hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement officers train at the range. "It's a significant resource that we're going to be losing," says Arcadia's acting police chief Randy Kirby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
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 | By Chris Megerian
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.
NATIONAL
December 28, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
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!
NATIONAL
April 5, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
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.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
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.
NATIONAL
February 11, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
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...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
A majority on the City Council and the politically powerful Huntington Beach Police Officers Assn. are at loggerheads over a proposed lease for a gun range. The council voted 4 to 3 Monday to reject the association's proposal for a 20-year lease for the existing gun range in Central Park. The range is used to train police in firing weapons, and private gun owners are also permitted to use the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Bowing to pressure from residents opposed to an outdoor shooting range, the Simi Valley City Council decided to go to the Indian Hills subdivision to listen to noise tests before making a decision on the proposal. About 100 people either spoke against the shooting range or filed written complaints during a two-hour hearing Monday night. "We do support our Police Department," resident Eileen Gordon said.
OPINION
February 6, 2013
Re "Airport agency ignored order to disperse traffic," Feb. 4 The article says that projects underway at Los Angeles International Airport are "drawing intense scrutiny from opponents in nearby communities who have contested the LAX modernization plans of past administrations. " We are not against modernization. We are against unnecessary expansion. Big difference. Pamela Ford Westchester ALSO: Letters: Death at a gun range Letters: The church's contrition Letters: Metal detectors in hospitals work
OPINION
February 6, 2013
Re "Mother target of past abuse probes," Feb. 1 If it weren't for The Times, I doubt if stories such as this one about a mother who is accused of torturing her children would ever be known to the public at large. I depend on The Times for this outstanding journalism. It is heart-wrenching to think that children already traumatized by being moved from place to place would be so let down by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. To then learn that neighbors twice reported that the mother was abusing her two biological children and that both times social workers concluded the reports were unfounded is just too much to bear.
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