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February 23, 1995 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until April 29, 1992, Simi Valley was an anonymous suburban sanctuary far removed from the perils of Los Angeles. Then came the Rodney King trial's controversial not-guilty verdicts, which ignited the Los Angeles riots and put Simi Valley on the national map, not necessarily a good thing. To those who were outraged by the verdicts, Simi Valley--by virtue of hosting the trial--became an overnight symbol for racial injustice.
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NEWS
May 12, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Throughout Los Angeles, the rush is on as people flock to gun shops for what may be their last chance to purchase intimidating-looking weapons with high-tech names as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines for semiautomatic weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Throughout Los Angeles, the rush is on as people flock to gun shops for what may be their last chance to purchase intimidating-looking weapons with high-tech names as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines for all semiautomatic weapons.
NEWS
May 6, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO and MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
San Fernando Valley gun enthusiasts said they were shocked, scared for their safety and disappointed by the House of Representatives passage of a bill banning assault weapons Thursday. But Shane Wehunt, 28, of Lancaster, did not just talk about his outrage, he took action. Even though he was on crutches--the result of a recent sports accident--he drove to North Hollywood to pay a visit to one of the most prominent gun shops in the area, B & B Sales. He ordered an Auto Ordnance brand .
NEWS
April 3, 1994 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like almost every other American firearm used in a crime, the gun that changed Mexican history started out on the right side of the law. Manufactured nearly two decades ago in Brazil, the .38-caliber Taurus that killed presidential front-runner Luis Donaldo Colosio originally was offered for sale at the Bob Chow Gun Shop in San Francisco--a store then owned by a world-class marksman who once competed for the U.S. Olympic shooting team.
NEWS
March 10, 1994
City officials are making it more difficult for operators of gun shops and massage parlors to do business. The City Council has approved an ordinance requiring gun store owners to secure a conditional-use permit from the city. Until last week, gun store owners were only required to file an application with the state Alcohol and Beverage Control Commission before opening, Asst. City Manager Fred Latham said.
NEWS
February 8, 1994 | From Reuters
State officials Monday called off a week-old guns-for-goods swap program that was overwhelmed by profiteers who bought cheap weapons and then traded them for gift certificates worth up to $500. "The program has been suspended," said Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal. He said Connecticut officials were shocked by the number of weapons turned in, and acknowledged that profiteering was a factor and that abuses were reported.
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?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1993
Colin Ferguson was just another face among the throng of rush-hour commuters on a Long Island Rail Road train headed out of New York City Tuesday evening. But, as his fellow passengers would discover, Ferguson was a time bomb waiting to explode. And explode he did, with deadly help from a nine-millimeter automatic handgun. The Jamaican-born Brooklyn resident unleashed a barrage from a weapon he apparently purchased legally here in California last May.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | Jerry Gillam, Times Staff Writer
Tighter controls on furnishing a concealable firearm to a minor would be imposed under legislation that has been unanimously passed by the Assembly. Without debate, the lower house sent the bill (AB 482) by Assemblyman Steve Peace (D-Chula Vista) to the Senate. The vote was 58-0. Under current law, it is possible for a juvenile to obtain a handgun as long as he or she has the written consent of a parent or guardian. Peace said this is a loophole often used by young gang members.
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