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October 28, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
With an instructor watching, an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair aimed an Uzi at a pumpkin and pulled the trigger as his dad reached for a camera. It was his first time shooting a fully automatic machine gun, and the recoil of the weapon was too much for him. He lost control and fatally shot himself in the head. Police said Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn., was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon, shortly after firing a 9mm micro Uzi submachine gun at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman's Club.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2009 | Richard Winton and Maeve Reston
A gun buyback program that trades gift cards for firearms netted nearly 1,700 weapons in Los Angeles, including 40 assault-style weapons and a rifle with a grenade launcher, officials said Monday. The grenade launcher AR-15 rifle, which did not have a grenade in it, was delivered to the Los Angeles Police Department's Topanga station over the weekend as officers across the city distributed gift cards for handguns, rifles and shotguns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1993
Is an Uzi tax deductible if used only for business purposes? AL HIX Hollywood
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October 28, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
With an instructor watching, an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair aimed an Uzi at a pumpkin and pulled the trigger as his dad reached for a camera. It was his first time shooting a fully automatic machine gun, and the recoil of the weapon was too much for him. He lost control and fatally shot himself in the head. Police said Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn., was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon, shortly after firing a 9mm micro Uzi submachine gun at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman's Club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1993
In the store the other day, a child about 8 was running around with a plastic Uzi gun. He had all the moves you see in the movies and on TV. He held the gun the same. He entered aisles with back to the wall, etc., then pointed the gun at me. How chilling this was. His future? Our future? CLARA B. HAWKS Long Beach
NEWS
November 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Responding to a series of high-profile slayings involving teen-agers, Florida lawmakers have passed a bill to prohibit anyone under 18 from owning a gun except for hunting or marksmanship. Under current law, a trooper who pulls over a speeding car and finds a teen-ager with an Uzi can write a ticket--but can't seize the weapon. That will change in seven weeks.
NEWS
August 22, 1985 | JERRY BELCHER and GEORGE FRY, Times Staff Writers
A four-man team of bandits, two carrying Uzi submachine guns, robbed a jewelry shop in the luxurious Beverly Wilshire Hotel today of an estimated $250,000 in jewels, firing one warning shot in the lobby and a second at a former policeman who ran after them as they made their getaway. No hotel or store patrons were hurt, but one of the robbers apparently cut himself badly when he smashed a display case to grab the loot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1989
The AK-47 rifle is a military assault rifle of Russian design. The operating mechanism is extremely reliable under all conditions. The AK has been purchased and/or copied by dozens of nations. The model that is being purchased in such great numbers now is made in China. It has retailed for as little as $250. The low price (cheaper than any quality U.S.-made hunting rifle) is due to China's "most favored nation status" in trade with the U.S. The Chinese version has little value to American hunters or target shooters because of its poor accuracy.
NEWS
April 21, 1999 | JULIE CART and ERIC SLATER and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Laughing as they killed, two youths clad in dark ski masks and long black coats fired handguns at will and blithely tossed pipe bombs into a crowd of their terrified classmates Tuesday inside a suburban high school southwest of Denver, littering halls with as many as 23 bodies and wounding at least 25 others.
NEWS
February 3, 1985 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writers
Whenever Samuel Benitez, who now lives in Portland, Ore., even thinks about his old job as a Los Angeles policeman, he says he starts coughing. And the closer he gets to Los Angeles, the worse the hacking gets. Benitez, 35, claims that the cough is caused by stress from working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Complaining that the cough disabled him, he recently won a lifetime tax-free disability pension of $1,480 a month, plus $51,390 in back benefits.
OPINION
May 5, 2005
After reading "Road Shooting Probe Intensifies" (May 3), I know just the solution for what's ailing us. California should adopt Florida's recently enacted "stand your ground" law allowing anyone to whip out a firearm and start shooting if they feel threatened, at any time. Just ask the National Rifle Assn.: Well-armed citizens in cars will keep those bad guys from trying anything! Hey, while we're at it, let's make sure all our schoolkids are armed too. That will put an end to all those school shootings by the criminal element in our midst.
OPINION
March 6, 2004
Re "A Wall of Firepower," editorial, March 4: President Bush promised to support extending the assault weapons ban. But given the opportunity, he opted for a "clean bill" of immunity for the gun industry or nothing. Apparently, gay marriage presents a greater threat to the United States than the possibility, as your editorial suggests, of being able to easily pick up an Uzi at a gun store. Or even of picking one up at a gun show, where background checks are not required. Americans support sensible gun legislation.
WORLD
October 2, 2002 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few incoming members of Israel's parliament could match Uzi Even's credentials: combat veteran of two wars, professor of physical chemistry at Tel Aviv University, one of the nation's leading experts on nuclear weapons technology. None of that, however, explains the stir that greeted his recent appointment to replace a departing member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Uzi Gal, who invented the Uzi submachine gun favored by military commandos, Secret Service agents, underworld figures and a variety of Hollywood film characters, has died. He was 79. Gal, who had suffered from cancer and other illnesses for many years, died Saturday in his Philadelphia home. First made in 1954 by Israel Military Industries, the weapon has been sold in 90 countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Steve Cooley, who wants to be Los Angeles County's next district attorney, cranks into high gear on the campaign trail, he is almost certain to bring up "the Uzi killer of Calabasas." The phrase has a nice, alliterative ring to it, which Cooley uses to full effect: "the OOOZY KILLer of KAL-uh-BASS-us." It refers to an especially chilling murder case that, Cooley says, typifies the failure of his opponent, incumbent Gil Garcetti, to turn his rhetorical support for gun control into action.
NEWS
April 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
President Clinton blocked the import of 1.6 million military-style rifles Monday, saying Americans do not need an AK-47 or an Uzi for hunting deer or skeet shooting. The executive order bars 58 high-powered, foreign-made guns with large-capacity magazines after a finding that they failed to meet an exemption to U.S. gun laws as a sporting rifle. Most of the affected guns were variations of the AK-47 and Uzi semiautomatic weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two Santa Ana men were in custody Saturday in connection with a pair of armed robberies that were carried out with an Uzi submachine gun, authorities said. Ignacio Soriano, 21, and Israel Cervantes, 19, were arrested Friday night on suspicion of auto theft and armed robbery, Santa Ana Police Lt. Hugh Mooney said. The two are being held in Orange County Jail on $50,000 bail each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1988
An unidentified motorist with an Uzi machine gun opened fire on a motorcycle officer in Westwood Village early Wednesday afternoon, then escaped, police reported. Officer Wilbur Carter was not hit and no bystanders were injured, said Police Department spokesman Don Lawrence. Carter reportedly attempted to stop the driver for a routine traffic violation at Gayley and Kinross avenues about 12:45 p.m., but the car suddenly spun around and sped off.
NEWS
September 18, 1997 | JEFF BRAZIL and STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It came in as a routine "man with a gun" call but it was hardly that: The gunman had an Uzi assault pistol with thousands of bullets loaded into 30-round clips. Officer Jim Guelff had only his service revolver with a small number of slugs he had to reload by hand. The policeman didn't have a prayer.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 1997 | Cheo Hodari Coker, Cheo Hodari Coker is a Times staff writer
'Fat" is a word pregnant with meaning. For some it's an ugly description that immediately invokes images of piggish excess--an epithet that can reduce a grown-up to tears or the treadmill. Among urban youth, the same word is a compliment that connotes hipness, something or someone worthy of respect. In the world of Hong Kong action movies, however, Fat is the name of a legend.
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