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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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
"In America," says Josh T. Ryan at the start of every episode of "Lock 'n Load," a new reality series premiering tonight on Showtime, "a new gun is manufactured every 10 seconds. And all sorts of people are buying them." As that works out to 3,153,600 new guns a year -- about three-quarters the number of new people who are manufactured in America over the same period -- one would think that, yes, there will have to be some variety. That number does not seem to be too high, or too low, to Ryan, who works at the "family-owned" Shootist gun shop outside of Denver -- it is not his family that owns it -- where he keeps up a steady stream of chatter as he puts customers in the gun of their dreams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1985 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
A fire touched off an explosion that ripped through a Pasadena area gun shop Wednesday morning, killing the two owners and two employees, while critically burning a 3-year-old girl who was carried from the flaming wreckage. It was not until nightfall that firefighters, using cranes and other heavy equipment, found the bodies of shop co-owner Coleen Fowler, 60, and employee Laura Henderson, 36.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying a gun shop would make downtown Santa Paula less tourist-friendly, the Planning Commission has denied a merchant's application to open a weapons store near the city's core. The commissioners voted 4 to 1 Tuesday night to deny a weapons store on the grounds that it would not enhance the city's plan to make its downtown more pedestrian- and tourist-oriented. The store, proposed by a Port Hueneme gun shop owner, would have operated out of a building at 112 S. 8th St.
NEWS
July 7, 1999 | From Associated Press
Benjamin Nathaniel Smith bought the guns he used in his racist shooting spree from an illegal street dealer after he was turned away by a gun shop that did the required background check, investigators said Tuesday. The background check showed that an ex-girlfriend of Smith's had taken out a protective order against him because of abuse.
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The killing of five people in Los Angeles and Albuquerque, allegedly by a man obsessed with hunting Nazis, has prompted a soul-searching review of handgun policies in the New Mexico city that prides itself on its rugged Western identity. As Nathan Trupp awaits arraignment in Los Angeles in the shooting deaths of two Universal Studios security guards, Albuquerque Mayor Ken Schultz is asking the city's gun shop owners to attend a meeting with city officials Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Northridge teen-ager who stole a rifle and a box of ammunition from a local gun shop was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday when he pointed the unloaded weapon at a police officer searching for him, authorities said. Kimyadaa Church, 18, was wounded in the face and abdomen in the 11:30 a.m. shooting in a condominium complex at 9000 Vanalden Ave. He was in serious condition at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1994 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allen Sheldon of Northridge is a patient, law-abiding man, an honest man--a man who even in confounding times stubbornly tries to do the right thing. He is also the owner of four guns: a pistol, a shotgun and two rifles--target shooting firearms he bought about 20 years ago but hasn't fired in years. So with all the recent talk about gun deaths and gun-control regulations, Sheldon wanted to know if he was legally required to register these weapons and if so, how. Simple question, right?
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