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January 29, 2013 | By David Horsey
Gun owners truly have nothing to worry about. There are no federal commandos coming to break down their doors and take away their guns. Sure, there is an outside chance that a universal gun registration system will be approved by Congress, but anything more, including -- and especially -- an assault weapons ban, will be scuttled by the House Republican caucus, if not by Democrats trying to win reelection in gun-friendly red states. And yet, given the rhetoric of the National Rifle Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Police serving a drug-related search warrant in Murrieta found a shoulder-fired rocket launcher and other military equipment in a storage facility, authorities said Friday. Officers with the Murrieta Police Department's Special Enforcement Team were serving the warrant Thursday afternoon at in the 24000 block of Troyes Lane. The investigation led them to a nearby storage facility, according to a written statement by Sgt. Steve Dyer. Inside the facility, officers found the equipment, including the rocket launcher and a 3-foot military projectile.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities evacuated the Southwest Airlines ticketing lobby in Terminal 1 of Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday after a man was found to have a rocket launcher in his checked luggage. The man was a defense contractor going to Orlando, Fla., with the training weapon, which had been modified and no longer launched rockets, authorities said. The partial evacuation began about 12:57 p.m. and lasted about 30 minutes.
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
GULLANE, Scotland - Every major golf tournament has a distinctive quality. This one will be the year of following the bouncing ball at Muirfield. This could be the British Open remembered not so much by who won, as by who putted for eagle the most on par fours. The ground is so hard here that it may be precedent setting. Riviera wants the U.S. Open back and it could use, as a selling point, the possibility of having the 405 Freeway as the first fairway. They could promote it as a British Open prep event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Two rocket launchers turned in to the Los Angeles Police Department as part of the city's gun buyback event appear to be antitank weapons from the military, experts said. Police said the people turning them in at the buyback told officers they had family members who were at one time in the military and "they no longer wanted the launchers in their homes. " Several military experts said one of the weapons was probably a version of the AT4, an unguided antitank weapon. It's a single-shot weapon that a soldier fires and then the tubing is discarded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1991 | HENRY CHU
A routine arrest of an unlicensed driver took a bizarre twist Friday when a search of the man's car turned up three military rocket launchers, police said. Police stopped the red 1984 Toyota Corolla about 11 a.m. at Orange and Del Mar avenues after a routine check of the license plate showed an outstanding warrant, Police Sgt. Bob Durham said. When the driver could not produce identification, the officer searched the car and found the launchers lying in the trunk.
NEWS
April 16, 1986
A truck exploded and burned in what was believed to be an attempt by suspected radicals to fire homemade rockets at the U.S. Yokota Air Base, the headquarters for American forces in Japan, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the incident, which occurred about 25 miles west of Tokyo. Police who extinguished the flames found five pipes believed to have been used as crude rocket launchers and a timer rigged to the vehicle.
WORLD
August 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Three Palestinian children were killed Wednesday after Israeli soldiers fired at figures they spotted near rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian residents found the bodies of two boys in an area near where militants had fired rockets toward Israel. They said the boys died of shrapnel wounds. A girl near them was critically injured by shrapnel and died in a hospital hours later, doctors said. Residents said the three were cousins.
NEWS
May 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Three homemade rockets were fired at the U.S. and Japanese embassies Wednesday, and a car bomb went off outside a building housing Canada's mission, but no one was injured, Jakarta's military commander said. Maj. Gen. Sugito said none of the rockets exploded. The bomb destroyed the car in which it was planted and damaged five other vehicles. Intelligence sources said privately that the attacks appeared to be the work of a small extremist group with possible support from Libyans.
WORLD
November 16, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders
GAZA CITY  -- A restless night punctuated by more than 250 Israeli airstrikes substantially darkened the mood and spirits of many Gazans on Friday as the conflict here entered its third day. For the family of engineering student Amir Osama Maqousy, 18, the turning point came about 6:30 a.m., when the windows of his Gaza City house were blown in by a blast next door.  Israeli airstrikes hit a squad of militants who were launching rockets into...
NATIONAL
January 29, 2013 | By David Horsey
Gun owners truly have nothing to worry about. There are no federal commandos coming to break down their doors and take away their guns. Sure, there is an outside chance that a universal gun registration system will be approved by Congress, but anything more, including -- and especially -- an assault weapons ban, will be scuttled by the House Republican caucus, if not by Democrats trying to win reelection in gun-friendly red states. And yet, given the rhetoric of the National Rifle Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Two rocket launchers turned in to the Los Angeles Police Department as part of the city's gun buyback event appear to be antitank weapons from the military, experts said. Police said the people turning them in at the buyback told officers they had family members who were at one time in the military and "they no longer wanted the launchers in their homes. " Several military experts said one of the weapons was probably a version of the AT4, an unguided antitank weapon. It's a single-shot weapon that a soldier fires and then the tubing is discarded.
WORLD
November 16, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders
GAZA CITY  -- A restless night punctuated by more than 250 Israeli airstrikes substantially darkened the mood and spirits of many Gazans on Friday as the conflict here entered its third day. For the family of engineering student Amir Osama Maqousy, 18, the turning point came about 6:30 a.m., when the windows of his Gaza City house were blown in by a blast next door.  Israeli airstrikes hit a squad of militants who were launching rockets into...
BUSINESS
December 14, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Plans for the world's largest airplane powered by six jumbo jet engines were unveiled by Seattle billionaire and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen as part of a new commercial space venture that plans to send satellites, cargo and tourists into Earth orbit aboard a rocket ship. The new company, Stratolaunch Systems Inc., said Tuesday that it expects to bring "airport-like operations to the launch of commercial and government payloads and, eventually, human missions. " Allen, 58, wants to see the first flight within five years and declined to say how much the venture will cost, but he made clear that the program needs to move quickly now that NASA's fleet of space shuttles has been retired.
WORLD
July 28, 2009 | Chris Kraul, Kraul is a special correspondent.
Colombia's tenuous relations with Venezuela have worsened again with the revelation that Swedish-made rockets and launchers sold to the Venezuelan armed forces have been recovered in a Colombian rebel group's camp. Last week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez canceled a summit with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and said he would "reassess" binational relations in light of Colombia's consent to host U.S. anti-drug aircraft at as many as four air bases.
WORLD
November 3, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Iraq says it has decided to sell Saddam Hussein's luxury yacht after winning a legal dispute over its ownership. The former dictator's 269-foot super-yacht is fitted with swimming pools, salons, a secret passage and a rocket launching system. France seized the boat Jan. 31 after it docked in Nice, where it remained while courts settled a dispute over the ship, which reportedly had been offered for sale at $35 million.
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
GULLANE, Scotland - Every major golf tournament has a distinctive quality. This one will be the year of following the bouncing ball at Muirfield. This could be the British Open remembered not so much by who won, as by who putted for eagle the most on par fours. The ground is so hard here that it may be precedent setting. Riviera wants the U.S. Open back and it could use, as a selling point, the possibility of having the 405 Freeway as the first fairway. They could promote it as a British Open prep event.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Kelly Space & Technology, finding a cheaper way to launch satellites didn't require any new technologies--just a new combination of existing ones. The 4-year-old aerospace firm, housed at the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, saw an opportunity to break into the multibillion-dollar market by creating a reusable launch vehicle.
WORLD
August 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Three Palestinian children were killed Wednesday after Israeli soldiers fired at figures they spotted near rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian residents found the bodies of two boys in an area near where militants had fired rockets toward Israel. They said the boys died of shrapnel wounds. A girl near them was critically injured by shrapnel and died in a hospital hours later, doctors said. Residents said the three were cousins.
WORLD
November 24, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Fighting in the Gaza Strip on Thursday killed at least six Palestinians, including a militant commander, as Israeli forces continued a drive to stop cross-border rocket attacks into southern Israel. Amid the clashes, a 57-year-old Palestinian woman blew herself up near Israeli soldiers, slightly injuring three. The suicide bomber was identified by family members as Fatma Najar, a grandmother and member of the military wing of the ruling Hamas movement.
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