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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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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1998
On Dec. 27, The Times reported that a growing proportion of the Americans standing in soup kitchen lines were "people who are working, playing by the rules, trying to hold their families together." Another article on the same day recounted the sordid history of Jim Waldorf, a man who became a multimillionaire by legally selling cheap murder weapons. He, too, for the most part, played by the rules. Clearly, the time has come to change the rules. MARVIN A. GLUCK Topanga
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March 18, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a rash of thefts and lax security in recent years makes clear, California needs to impose strict new controls on the Southland's manufacturers of cheap, concealable handguns known as Saturday night specials, a lawmaker said Tuesday. Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena), an avid gun control advocate, has introduced a bill aimed at the factory practices of the state's several manufacturers of the weapons.
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October 29, 1992 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the general elections just days away, candidates are going for broke--pleading with supporters for that one last dollar, courting political action committees and, when all else fails, borrowing from friends and family. According to recent campaign disclosure statements filed with the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office, Assemblyman Bob Epple has raised more in the past 3 1/2 months than any other candidate running for state office in Southeast Los Angeles County.
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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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