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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1989
A decision whether to ban semi-automatic assault weapons in much of Los Angeles County was delayed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors because one member was absent. The ban, proposed by Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, would apply to unincorporated county areas and will not be taken up for two weeks because Supervisor Ed Edelman is ill.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1989
A decision whether to ban semi-automatic assault weapons in much of Los Angeles County was delayed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors because one member was absent. The ban, proposed by Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, would apply to unincorporated county areas and will not be taken up for two weeks because Supervisor Ed Edelman is ill.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1990
Law enforcement officers serving a search warrant at a suspected drug house Tuesday found a large quantity of explosives and weapons including a rocket launcher, grenades and semi-automatic weapons. The house at 702 Billow St. in East San Diego was searched by members of the San Diego County Integrated Narcotics Task Force. The task force has offices in National City and is made up of representatives of various area law enforcement agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1989
And so at long last the Legislature has found the courage to defy the single-minded pressures of the National Rifle Assn. and approve the country's first state ban on the sale and possession of military-style semi-automatic weapons. The measures passed first by the Senate and then by the Assembly differ in important details, with the Assembly bill listing 40 rifles, pistols and shotguns that would be outlawed while the Senate version only generally defines weapons that would come under the ban.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | RAY DELGADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legislation pending in Congress would ban the manufacture, sale and possession of the most deadly firearms legally available in the United States today: semi-automatic assault weapons. Law enforcement agencies have fought for years to outlaw the weapons, including AK-47 rifles, Uzi submachine guns and "street sweeper" shotguns--all of which can inflict tremendous damage in a short time.
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | United Press International
A heavily armed gang of teen-agers riddled an apartment with gunfire Thursday, killing a 4-year-old girl as she slept on a couch, police said. Monica Rose Carr died after being struck in the chest by one of between 40 and 50 bullets fired into her apartment by at least five teen-age boys with semi-automatic weapons, police said. Homicide Sgt. Tom King said the violence began Wednesday when a 15-year-old boy argued with a teen-age girl at the apartment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1985
Three men arrested earlier this week in connection with the attempted robbery of a La Jolla jewelry store were released Friday without being charged, as police continued to investigate a series of robberies committed by masked men toting semi-automatic weapons. Charles E. Calhoun, 21; Maurice Hillard, 23, and Gregory J. Thomas, 20, were freed after being held for three days as suspects in a robbery attempt at Winchell Jewelry Designs.
NEWS
February 11, 1988
Police officers in the District of Columbia will be issued 9-millimeter semi-automatic weapons and resume high profile anti-drug patrols to combat the growth of drugs and violence in the nation's capital, authorities said. Police Chief Maurice Turner said that in addition to the weapons provided to individual officers, squad cars will be outfitted with shotguns. The increased firepower is in response to violence associated with drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1985
Just as I was beginning to believe that your editorial writers had suppressed their anti-gun fanaticism in pursuit of more creative journalistic endeavors, I abandoned all hope when I read your editorial (April 28), "Trying to End a Love Affair." Your generalization that a majority of Americans want gun control certainly cannot be validated by the defeat of Proposition 15 by an overwhelming majority of California voters in 1982, and the lack of enthusiasm that gun control proposals have been met with from residents of other states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1989
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would ban the importation and sale of semi-automatic weapons, like the AK-47, and set up tough screening procedures to try to keep anyone with a criminal record from legally buying such guns. Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates is one of those who supports the measure. What are the chances thatit will pass Congress and make it to the statute books? If history is any guide, and if the coercive influence of the National Rifle Assn.
NEWS
June 16, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to muster new momentum for his sweeping anti-crime initiative, President Bush traveled Thursday to a federal law enforcement training center to pay formal tribute to agents killed in the line of duty, hailing them as "domestic freedom fighters in the war on crime." The President's appearance--beginning with a somber wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial for slain officers and ending with a pledge to lift the nation from this "shadow of fear"--was intended to rekindle support for an initiative that has been given little emphasis since it was unveiled a month ago. The proposed $1.2-billion package would seek to ease burdens on a criminal justice system strained to overcapacity.
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