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June 1, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
A few months ago, Jeff Hedrick was happy if he sold one Heckler & Koch semiautomatic assault rifle every week or two at his Bullseye Sports gun shop in Brea. On Wednesday, he sold five of the weapons--at prices twice as high as he used to charge. "They've gone up because the . . . politicians are taking our guns away," Hedrick said. "I don't know what we'll do now--maybe go into earthquake-preparedness stuff." Other gun shop owners in Orange County voiced similar sentiments Wednesday, the last day that customers could buy military-style assault rifles and keep them without a difficult-to-obtain permit from the state Department of Justice.
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July 5, 2008 | Vimal Patel, Times Staff Writer
Days after the Supreme Court ruled that residents of the nation's capital can keep handguns at home for self-defense, George Harley walked out of a Maryland gun shop disheartened, his goal of legally having a gun to protect his family put on hold. Since before Harley, 30, was born, the District of Columbia has restricted its residents' ownership of handguns.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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