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August 24, 1987 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Across Trabuco Canyon, hawks sailed on breezes that carried the faint odor of gunpowder. In the valley, the loud pop of bullets hitting clay targets echoed off the hills, and flies and bees began to ravage an extensive buffet set out amidst the desert scenery. The setting was an all-day celebrity shooting competition sponsored by the National Rifle Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2002 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By a 3-2 vote, Fullerton's City Council on Tuesday voted against allowing a proposed sports bar downtown on Harbor Boulevard, overturning the city's Planning Commission. The City Council considered the project after the Planning Commission's decision was appealed by 20 downtown merchants, who said the project wasn't compatible with area businesses.
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NEWS
January 10, 2000 | Allentown Morning Call
The morning is brisk, the fallen leaves crisp. Slanted rays of dawn's tangerine sun filter through the haze of yellowing maples and crimson oaks. The sound of footsteps on the forest floor alerts the camouflaged hunter to the approach of a deer. Drawing back the bowstring, she breathes deeply, awaiting the doe's arrival inside a measured 20-yard circle. The loosed arrow finds its mark, and the deer drops, less than 60 yards from her tree stand.
NEWS
January 10, 2000 | Allentown Morning Call
The morning is brisk, the fallen leaves crisp. Slanted rays of dawn's tangerine sun filter through the haze of yellowing maples and crimson oaks. The sound of footsteps on the forest floor alerts the camouflaged hunter to the approach of a deer. Drawing back the bowstring, she breathes deeply, awaiting the doe's arrival inside a measured 20-yard circle. The loosed arrow finds its mark, and the deer drops, less than 60 yards from her tree stand.
SPORTS
May 11, 1987 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
For sport shooters, the annual Shooting and Hunting Sports Fair at Linc Raahauge's Pheasant Club represents a chance to try out what's new in the shooting sports, from trap and skeet to handgun silhouette shooting to air rifles. At this year's fair, Friday through next Sunday, shootists will have opportunities to put some big blue marks on their shoulders and to bust up some knuckles. Fairgoers will learn not just what's big, but what's biggest. Manufacturers of the .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent slew of high-profile shootings on school campuses around the nation has brought increased focus on the question of how to get weapons out of students' hands. And then there's Bellflower. The Bellflower school district is seeking a $17,000 National Rifle Assn. grant to start a high school rifle shooting team and gun safety program.
SPORTS
September 24, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. men's volleyball team beat France, 17-5, 15-6, 15-13, for their fourth consecutive victory in the Olympic preliminaries. In a dramatic final game, the United States took a narrow early lead only to watch France catch tie, 8-8, then pull away to a 13-8 advantage. The U.S. team used tight blocking and forceful spikes to win the game, 15-13. In the first game, France had tight blocking in a closely contested battle that went to 11 game points.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2002 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By a 3-2 vote, Fullerton's City Council on Tuesday voted against allowing a proposed sports bar downtown on Harbor Boulevard, overturning the city's Planning Commission. The City Council considered the project after the Planning Commission's decision was appealed by 20 downtown merchants, who said the project wasn't compatible with area businesses.
NATIONAL
June 24, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Twenty. That's the number of wildfires officials believe recreational shooters have caused so far this summer in Utah. One of those wildfires - the Dump fire 40 miles south of Salt Lake City - prompted 2,300 evacuation notices and has led to a 6,023-acre blaze. It has also led to something of a constitutional controversy in Utah, where state law prevents state agencies from enacting any rule to restrict recreational shooting without the Legislature's permission - even in areas at high risk for fires, even during a drought.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2013 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Efforts are underway in Congress and at least half a dozen states, including California, to raise taxes on firearms or ammunition to pay for programs targeting gun violence. In Congress, a group of Democrats, led by Rep. Linda T. Sanchez of Lakewood, is pushing for an additional 10% tax on handgun purchases that could generate tens of millions of dollars nationwide to fund gun buybacks, firearms safety campaigns and anti-violence programs. Legislation that would impose taxes on guns or bullets has also been introduced in Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey and Washington state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent slew of high-profile shootings on school campuses around the nation has brought increased focus on the question of how to get weapons out of students' hands. And then there's Bellflower. The Bellflower school district is seeking a $17,000 National Rifle Assn. grant to start a high school rifle shooting team and gun safety program.
SPORTS
September 24, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. men's volleyball team beat France, 17-5, 15-6, 15-13, for their fourth consecutive victory in the Olympic preliminaries. In a dramatic final game, the United States took a narrow early lead only to watch France catch tie, 8-8, then pull away to a 13-8 advantage. The U.S. team used tight blocking and forceful spikes to win the game, 15-13. In the first game, France had tight blocking in a closely contested battle that went to 11 game points.
NEWS
August 24, 1987 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Across Trabuco Canyon, hawks sailed on breezes that carried the faint odor of gunpowder. In the valley, the loud pop of bullets hitting clay targets echoed off the hills, and flies and bees began to ravage an extensive buffet set out amidst the desert scenery. The setting was an all-day celebrity shooting competition sponsored by the National Rifle Assn.
SPORTS
May 11, 1987 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
For sport shooters, the annual Shooting and Hunting Sports Fair at Linc Raahauge's Pheasant Club represents a chance to try out what's new in the shooting sports, from trap and skeet to handgun silhouette shooting to air rifles. At this year's fair, Friday through next Sunday, shootists will have opportunities to put some big blue marks on their shoulders and to bust up some knuckles. Fairgoers will learn not just what's big, but what's biggest. Manufacturers of the .
OPINION
December 15, 1991
Let us get this weapons thing straight once and for all! Our people must be and have a right to be armed. Aside from the great pleasure of the various hunting and shooting sports, it is essential that citizens be prepared to resist tyranny--both domestic and foreign. There are many reasonable ways to reduce crime, accidents and suicide, but repressive weapons laws are not acceptable. Such laws erode the loyalty of the living and desecrate the memory of those who have died to obtain our freedom.
NEWS
January 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Seven gun makers and a firearm group dropped their lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and 39 other government officials and municipalities because of the incoming Republican administration. The suit was filed over a plan to give preferential treatment to Smith & Wesson when buying guns for law enforcement agencies after the gun maker agreed to install locks on its weapons and block sales at gun shows without background checks.
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