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May 19, 1989 | Associated Press
The state Supreme Court refused Thursday to reinstate a law that allowed police to seize guns and other weapons from people who are being held for mental examinations. On the same day that the Legislature voted final passage of a law virtually banning the sale of semiautomatic weapons, the court left intact a lower-court ruling declaring the state gun-seizure law unconstitutional. In a case from San Diego County, the 4th District Court of Appeal said the law is invalid because it required the gun owner to go to court to seek return of the weapon, rather than providing automatically for an administrative hearing soon after the seizure.
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August 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
As President Pervez Musharraf urged citizens to reject extremism, Pakistani authorities said they had foiled a plot to sabotage Saturday's Independence Day celebrations in the capital. Two days before, intelligence agencies in Islamabad arrested a number of terrorist suspects and seized rockets and missiles, a senior security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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NEWS
December 24, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Among a bizarre collection of his personal possessions, the leather-bound photo albums found in Manuel A. Noriega's private residence may best shed light on the fallen dictator whose lust for power was coupled with concern about the fate that might ultimately befall him. Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi features prominently inside: There are pictures of him beaming with two of Noriega's daughters. But so, too, do stark snapshots of Kadafi's plaster-strewn home just days after the 1986 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2003 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
A routine inspection at a shooting range in Laguna Niguel has led to a record seizure of illegal assault weapons, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. Agents confiscated 79 assault rifles, seven assault shotguns, three assault pistols and a rifle packed with grenade launchers during the inspection at the On Target range on Nov. 19, Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer said. Also seized were 19 rounds of illegal tracer ammunition and a grenade that had been deactivated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2003 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
A routine inspection at a shooting range in Laguna Niguel has led to a record seizure of illegal assault weapons, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday. Agents confiscated 79 assault rifles, seven assault shotguns, three assault pistols and a rifle packed with grenade launchers during the inspection at the On Target range on Nov. 19, Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer said. Also seized were 19 rounds of illegal tracer ammunition and a grenade that had been deactivated.
NEWS
September 28, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Fighting in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan intensified Sunday after one of the warring sides seized four tanks and two armored vehicles from a Russian regiment stationed in the southern part of the republic and took three Russian servicemen as hostages, news services reported. The armed men, who also seized 12 antiaircraft missiles, demanded that the regiment destroy all of its remaining tanks, threatening to kill the hostages otherwise, the Russian Interfax news service said.
WORLD
August 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
As President Pervez Musharraf urged citizens to reject extremism, Pakistani authorities said they had foiled a plot to sabotage Saturday's Independence Day celebrations in the capital. Two days before, intelligence agencies in Islamabad arrested a number of terrorist suspects and seized rockets and missiles, a senior security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2003 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
After a six-month narcotics investigation, Rialto police detectives on Wednesday announced that their operation has netted 206 drug arrests along with the recovery of 31 weapons and caches of rock cocaine, heroin, marijuana and PCP. An eight-person crime team, which included undercover members of the Ontario Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, focused on street sales in the city. Investigators videotaped 108 of the drug buys and arrested two murder suspects.
OPINION
December 21, 2003
Re "Weapons Seizure Is a Record," Nov. 26: All too often, gun bills we support are labeled "feel good" measures with no real effect. The record state seizure of assault weapons in Laguna Niguel tells a different tale. We applaud Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer, for his prevention and intervention actions, and Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas. And we challenge our Congress members to reverse their position and support the renewal and strengthening of our federal ban on assault weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1990
In response to "Gun Owners Ignoring Law on Registration," Part A, Nov. 28: The Department of Justice claims that owners of these guns are not registering them as required. I sent in the form and my check two months ago, and have heard nothing. I can't believe they are that inefficient (not even cashing the check). I rather expect to see a lot of "sorry, we never received it" advice after Jan. 1, while lists of would-be registrants are sent to local police departments for weapons seizure at the first excuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2003 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
After a six-month narcotics investigation, Rialto police detectives on Wednesday announced that their operation has netted 206 drug arrests along with the recovery of 31 weapons and caches of rock cocaine, heroin, marijuana and PCP. An eight-person crime team, which included undercover members of the Ontario Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, focused on street sales in the city. Investigators videotaped 108 of the drug buys and arrested two murder suspects.
NEWS
September 28, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Fighting in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan intensified Sunday after one of the warring sides seized four tanks and two armored vehicles from a Russian regiment stationed in the southern part of the republic and took three Russian servicemen as hostages, news services reported. The armed men, who also seized 12 antiaircraft missiles, demanded that the regiment destroy all of its remaining tanks, threatening to kill the hostages otherwise, the Russian Interfax news service said.
NEWS
December 24, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Among a bizarre collection of his personal possessions, the leather-bound photo albums found in Manuel A. Noriega's private residence may best shed light on the fallen dictator whose lust for power was coupled with concern about the fate that might ultimately befall him. Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi features prominently inside: There are pictures of him beaming with two of Noriega's daughters. But so, too, do stark snapshots of Kadafi's plaster-strewn home just days after the 1986 U.S.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1989 | Associated Press
The state Supreme Court refused Thursday to reinstate a law that allowed police to seize guns and other weapons from people who are being held for mental examinations. On the same day that the Legislature voted final passage of a law virtually banning the sale of semiautomatic weapons, the court left intact a lower-court ruling declaring the state gun-seizure law unconstitutional. In a case from San Diego County, the 4th District Court of Appeal said the law is invalid because it required the gun owner to go to court to seek return of the weapon, rather than providing automatically for an administrative hearing soon after the seizure.
NEWS
May 5, 1989
Danish police investigating a string of armed robberies linked to a Palestinian terrorist group stumbled onto a cache of weapons and explosives in an apartment near Copenhagen's airport. Officers found 26 anti-tank missiles, 220 pounds of plastic explosives, 62 hand grenades, 12 anti-tank mines and a "large assortment" of machine guns, pistols and other automatic weapons. The seizure was part of an ongoing probe that has resulted in the arrest of five men linked to the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 58-year-old Pasadena man found with 61 assault weapons, a rare helicopter ammunition drum and 15,000 rounds of ammunition in his home was arraigned on weapons charges in federal court Monday. Authorities held a morning news conference to unveil the large cache of weapons that were discovered last week in Leonard Hebert's home. Most were kept in a specially constructed room, hidden from visitors, in the home in an upscale Pasadena neighborhood, authorities said. Pasadena Police Chief Bernard K.
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