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September 23, 1994 | JEFF BRAZIL and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Southern California is home to a circle of gun makers who have virtually cornered the market in small handguns by doing it the American way--cheaper. But for thousands of crime victims across America, the products they sell are proving all too costly, a Times study shows.
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September 23, 1994 | JEFF BRAZIL and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Southern California is home to a circle of gun makers who have virtually cornered the market in small handguns by doing it the American way--cheaper. But for thousands of crime victims across America, the products they sell are proving all too costly, a Times study shows.
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July 28, 2001 | Associated Press
A New Mexico Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit against a California handgun maker and a distributor, ruling they could be held liable for the injuries of a teenager accidentally shot by a friend. The ruling clears the way for a jury trial in Bernalillo County, N.M. The three-judge panel reversed a lower court's dismissal of the case. The lawsuit was brought by the parents of Sean Smith against Bryco Arms, a Costa Mesa handgun maker, and Jennings Firearms Inc., its Nevada distributor.
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May 20, 1992 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, police and federal agents in Detroit made a startling discovery while tracing the origins of guns used to break the law in that city. Of 1,226 firearms recovered in crimes ranging from drug dealing to murder, 445 were cheap, small-caliber pistols made by a company in suburban Los Angeles--Raven Arms in the City of Industry.
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November 24, 1988 | JOHN HURST, Times Staff Writer
Undercover narcotics officers wearing black hoods to protect their identities blazed away at bad-guy targets on a police range in Pasadena on Wednesday, using new submachine guns to demonstrate how the federal Drug Enforcement Agency hopes to combat well-armed dope dealers. DEA officials said the submachine guns are being issued to all its agents nationwide as a response to the arms build-up of drug dealers, who frequently possess powerful assault weapons when taken into custody.
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November 13, 1998 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accelerating a legal campaign against the gun industry, the city of Chicago and Cook County filed a sweeping lawsuit Thursday against 38 firearms manufacturers, distributors and dealers, accusing them of illegally flooding the city with guns they know will be used in gang killings and other crimes. The $433-million lawsuit makes Chicago the second major city after New Orleans to sue the handgun industry, which like Big Tobacco is the target of government lawsuits.
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December 27, 1997 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Waldorf only made it to 11th grade, but there is no disputing his success. He is chief executive of Lorcin Engineering Co., which, despite its name, is a leading maker of the cheap handguns known as Saturday night specials. He has made up to $900,000 per year and has a multimillion-dollar net worth. He has also written a book, "Landing on Your Feet," that is an evangelical appeal to victims of corporate downsizing to pursue the entrepreneurial path.
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