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February 23, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Las Vegas -- The saga of disgraced Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks just keeps on growing. Last month, Brooks was arrested on suspicion of threatening a fellow Democrat, Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Now, law enforcement officers say investigators shadowing the troubled assemblyman from North Las Vegas say he unsuccessfully tried to purchase an unspecified type of gun Thursday at a northern Nevada sporting goods store. Officials at the Carson City Sheriff's Office say it's unclear whether Brooks was denied his intended purchase at Scheels gun shop in Sparks or whether he is awaiting a routine 72-hour waiting period for such purchases.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers late Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown bills that would outlaw the sale of rifles with detachable magazines and expand the list of crimes that result in a 10-year ban on possessing firearms. Thursday's action follows the approval of nine other gun control bills earlier in the week in a state that already had some of the toughest restrictions in the nation. The gun bills are part of a package of several measures introduced in response to the shooting death of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last year.
NEWS
December 9, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Monday agreed to extend by another decade a ban on plastic guns that can evade traditional security screening, after an effort to include stronger limits was rejected. The renewed Undetectable Firearms Act, which is due to expire at midnight, now goes to President Obama for his signature. First passed in 1988 and signed by President Reagan, the law requires that plastic guns contain enough metal to set off a metal detector or appear in X-ray scanners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1998
Re the March 15 editorial in support of a new gun ban: It is interesting how The Times can champion infringements on 2nd Amendment rights by promoting legislation for a new gun ban [approved by the state Senate March 19]. At the same time, the newspaper is calling the Personal Privacy Protection Act an unconstitutional infringement on the 1st Amendment. The natural tendency of the government is to grow and control. It has used the gun-wielding maniac to encroach on our 2nd Amendment rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1993
I want to voice my agreement with the opinions given in the article "Banning, Taxing Ammo: Can't Hurt" (Nov. 15). As technology continues to grow, handguns and firearms continue to improve. To compensate, the laws must become tougher and more restricting to cut down on the increasing threat of violence. I hope our government will take ideas, (such as) taxing bullets and passing laws requiring waiting periods, into consideration, to help cut down on gun violence. I know passing laws will not completely solve the gun problem in America, but it sure is a step in the right direction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1989
If it is fair for cartoonist Marlette to depict Beirut, Haiti and Washington, D.C., as "N.R.A. Dream Vacations" (Editorial Page, June 24), it is also fitting to portray China under (Chinese senior leader) Deng Xiaoping as a gun-grabber's paradise. The good news is that Beijing has gun control laws second to none; the bad news is that the murders, the brutality, the roundups, the terror, the torture and the executions continue unabated. Given an alternative, the unarmed martyrs of Tian An Men Square would probably choose Beirut, Haiti or Washington, D.C. TOM NICHOLS Los Osos
OPINION
December 30, 2008
Re "Gunman's careful plans went awry," Dec. 27 I read with sadness of one Ortega family member on the phone to 911 while someone was trying to kill everyone in the house. The 911 system is a joke. Folks need to avail themselves of their 2nd Amendment rights and have a gun in the house. Had this been the case in the Ortega household, the caller might have saved lives instead of wasting time on the phone. I hope that terrible situations like these wake people up to the fact that only they can protect themselves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1999
Re "Board Bans 'Junk Guns,' Considers Suing Makers," Feb. 3: The L.A. County supervisors have finally hit on a great source of revenue. Let's sue the manufacturers of everything for the cost of damages caused when their products function properly. We can recover the medical costs of injuries caused by knives that cut, hammers that hammer, guns that shoot, scissors, hedge trimmers, screwdrivers, etc. Obviously, anyone who makes something that causes an injury should be liable for the costs incurred as a result of that injury, even when the product functions exactly as it is designed, built and advertised to function.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1989 | AL MARTINEZ
Chris tells the story like he is repeating a segment from a dream in which every detail remains brilliantly clear. He can recall seeing a movement of the pale blue curtains in his bedroom that day and the patterns of light and shadow created by sunlight streaming through a window. He remembers a trace of his wife's perfume in the air and the fact that their dog Oscar was barking in the distance. He remembers hearing a hammer pounding in the neighborhood. Accidents happen on just those kinds of days.
NEWS
June 18, 1989
I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the gun owners' view regarding Art Buchwald's "Deer Hunters Get Drop on Bambi" (June 6). A misconception is that semiautomatic firearms are justified by our supposed right to hunt. This is not the case. The framers of the Constitution saw the necessity of an armed citizenry for the purpose of maintaining a free society. In those days, a military assault rifle was a muzzle-loaded flintlock gun. Today they are semiautomatic and full automatic firearms.
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