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July 7, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the bloodstains washed away and the bullet holes repaired, employees of the Pettit & Martin law firm returned to work Tuesday for the first time since last week's high-rise shooting and immediately began pushing for stricter gun control laws. An impromptu memorial with dozens of flowers and cards greeted employees outside the 48-story office tower at 101 California St. A team of four counselors was on hand to help the lawyers and staff members cope with their return to work.
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July 7, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the bloodstains washed away and the bullet holes repaired, employees of the Pettit & Martin law firm returned to work Tuesday for the first time since last week's high-rise shooting and immediately began pushing for stricter gun control laws. An impromptu memorial with dozens of flowers and cards greeted employees outside the 48-story office tower at 101 California St. A team of four counselors was on hand to help the lawyers and staff members cope with their return to work.
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December 16, 1993 | Associated Press
Two gun control organizations have opened an office in the downtown skyscraper where a heavily armed gunman shot eight people to death and killed himself earlier this year. The opening of offices at 101 California by Handgun Control Inc. and the Legal Community Against Violence was a "sign of hope to California and this country," said Stephen Sposato, whose wife, Jody, died in the rampage.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1993 | Anne Michaud / Times Staff Writer
A Brief for Gun Control: Pettit & Martin, the San Francisco law firm where eight people were killed by a gunman on July 1, has formed a group to push for handgun control. The firm, which has a 15-lawyer office in Newport Beach, has organized the Legal Community Against Violence. "It's an outgrowth of the shootings," said Charles G. Ehrlich, a litigation partner in San Francisco. "It's intended to mobilize the legal community."
NATIONAL
June 27, 2008 | Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writer
Emboldened by Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming the right of individuals to own handguns, advocates said they would immediately challenge a San Francisco law that prohibits guns in public housing and sue other cities nationwide to overturn gun restrictions. The California lawsuit, which the National Rifle Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2002 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI considers Irvine one of the nation's safest cities, a master-planned community where nagging issues range from lawn maintenance to the early morning howl of leaf blowers. But there's a new debate in town: gun control. A city councilman has drafted a proposal that would be among the toughest gun laws in the state, making it nearly impossible for new retailers to sell firearms. All in a city where gun violence is minimal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2006 | Stephen Clark, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined with gun control advocates Monday to call for a city law requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons. They also declared their opposition to proposed federal legislation that they say would weaken gun control laws. "How many times have you heard about a crime on the evening news or read about a senseless shooting and asked the simple question: 'Where did the gun come from?' " Villaraigosa said at a City Hall news conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2002 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI considers Irvine one of the nation's safest cities, a master-planned community where nagging issues range from lawn maintenance to the early morning howl of leaf blowers. But there's a new debate in town: gun control. Civic leaders have been presented with a proposal that would be among the toughest gun laws in the state, making it nearly impossible for new retailers to sell firearms. All in a city where gun violence is minimal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1995 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Hollywood's vote to ban the sale of Saturday night specials puts the small Westside city at the center of a struggle by local authorities to control gun violence in the face of a state government that has been loath to pass gun control laws. The Monday night vote to stop the sale of the cheap, poor-quality weapons is expected to provoke a legal challenge from gun makers and owners.
NEWS
March 25, 2012 | By Tina Susman and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
George Zimmerman has so far avoided arrest in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by using Florida's "stand your ground" defense , but the case has forced even supporters of the statute to confront what critics say are gaping holes that leave it open to wildly disparate interpretations. Even the lawyer who has emerged as an advisor to Zimmerman, Craig Sonner, appeared uncertain Friday over whether Stand Your Ground should apply in this case, despite Sanford police claims that the reason Zimmerman remains free is because "stand your ground" protects him. And the former Florida governor, Jeb Bush , who signed the bill into law in 2005 and supported its passage, said Saturday he did not think it should protect Zimmerman, who shot the unarmed teen after trailing him as Trayvon walked to the home of a family friend living in the same gated community as Zimmerman.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2004 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
With a 10-year ban on assault weapons due to expire Monday, Congress is about to allow a remarkable reversal: once demonized semiautomatic weapons will again be sold to the public. Around the nation, manufacturers now prohibited from selling the weapons are competing to reap the most out of their return. Beretta USA Corp. is offering two free large-volume magazines with the purchase of certain guns. ArmaLite Inc.
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