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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1993
Do you really think that someone who would murder another human being would register the gun beforehand? KATHE CONNELLY Marina del Rey
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December 15, 2013 | By Richard Feldman and Arkadi Gerney
A year ago, in the days after 20 schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it seemed for a moment that something had changed in America's long-running cultural debate on guns. A new kind of national conversation - even some consensus - seemed possible. But that was then. Today the voices on both sides of the gun policy debate are back to being as shrill as ever. Still, behind the heated rhetoric, there are areas of agreement.
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OPINION
December 15, 2013 | By Richard Feldman and Arkadi Gerney
A year ago, in the days after 20 schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it seemed for a moment that something had changed in America's long-running cultural debate on guns. A new kind of national conversation - even some consensus - seemed possible. But that was then. Today the voices on both sides of the gun policy debate are back to being as shrill as ever. Still, behind the heated rhetoric, there are areas of agreement.
OPINION
November 14, 1999
It looks like another good year for the National Rifle Assn. after all. The horrific Columbine High School massacre last April quickly led to four modest national proposals aimed at preventing more senseless violence. Each had strong public support and NRA opposition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1994
It is a curious paradox indeed: Public polls taken in California and elsewhere consistently find durable support for stronger handgun control; yet in the last few months the California Legislature has buried one worthy proposal after another that would have achieved just that. Defeated in January was a bill that would have raised the penalty for carrying a concealed gun to close to that for carrying a concealed knife. This month three other handgun-related bills were rejected.
OPINION
November 14, 1999
It looks like another good year for the National Rifle Assn. after all. The horrific Columbine High School massacre last April quickly led to four modest national proposals aimed at preventing more senseless violence. Each had strong public support and NRA opposition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1993
Southern California enjoys no immunity from the national outrage of murderous violence against police officers. The area's third police officer in a little more than two weeks fell in Garden Grove early Tuesday, shot before he could draw his gun. The killing came at the hands of a motorcyclist whom the policeman had stopped in a quiet residential neighborhood. In Compton late last month, two officers were gunned down after they pulled over a pickup truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1994
It is a curious paradox indeed: Public polls taken in California and elsewhere consistently find durable support for stronger handgun control; yet in the last few months the California Legislature has buried one worthy proposal after another that would have achieved just that. Defeated in January was a bill that would have raised the penalty for carrying a concealed gun to close to that for carrying a concealed knife. This month three other handgun-related bills were rejected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1993
Your polite and scholarly requests for gun control deny reality. We have a real, immediate emergency. We must demand from Congress through our representatives the enactment of a gun control law which forbids the sale and possession of all handguns, coupled with a mandatory 10-year sentence for illegal sale or possession. According to recent statistics, 30 out of 100,000 people are killed by guns in the United States; Canada and Japan--with strong gun control laws--have a rate of 2.9 and 0.5 per 100,000, respectively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1993
Southern California enjoys no immunity from the national outrage of murderous violence against police officers. The area's third police officer in a little more than two weeks fell in Garden Grove early Tuesday, shot before he could draw his gun. The killing came at the hands of a motorcyclist whom the policeman had stopped in a quiet residential neighborhood. In Compton late last month, two officers were gunned down after they pulled over a pickup truck.
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