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December 18, 2012
Some weeks ago, following the shooting in Colorado, I wrote to the Glendale News-Press regarding the gun shows at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. At that time, I suggested that our city take a stand against gun violence and ban these “shows.” In light of Friday's tragic shooting in Connecticut, I suggest again that the outlawing of such events in Glendale would be a great statement against these violent acts. As long as Glendale supports, advertises and endorses such weapon displays and sales, all Glendale residents must hold some responsibility for these kinds of crimes and this culture.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
America has had enough of the carnage at our schools by the sick and evil members of the public that are able to buy assault rifles and murder our children in cold blood. It is time for every superintendent of schools and every director of education of each state to rise up and demand that there be a severe restriction on who can obtain these instruments of deaths to the innocent. The monster in Connecticut, with his assault rifle, did his job, killing 27, 20 of them children. I read the remarks by Supt.
NEWS
June 7, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- A dramatic rise in gun violence has stretched an understaffed Glendale Police Department thin, so much so that Police Chief Russell Siverling has told the City Council he needs help. Patrols have been increased. In fact, police officials say, all of the department's resources have been brought to bear on the rash of violence. But, Siverling told the council Tuesday, the city is facing the twin burden of a shorthanded police force and an alarmingly high level of criminal activity.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 12, 2008
GLENDALE — Epidemiologist Farideh Kioumehr-Dadsetan sees the possibility of ending violence in the Untied States. She has been fighting against gun violence and for peace since she was a college student in Michigan, marching against the Vietnam War. Kioumehr-Dadsetan’s desire to prevent gun violence also pushed her to start the International Health and Epidemiology Research Center, dedicated to reaching out to parents and children...
NEWS
April 6, 2001
When I was a boy in rural northern Ohio, I inherited a .22-caliber rifle from my older brother. I would take it out and roam through the woods and fields and try to shoot anything wild that moved: crows, hawks, rabbits, groundhogs and squirrels. Fortunately they were all smarter or quicker than I was. I never shot a thing, until finally one day a rabbit was a little too slow, and I nailed it. Proud of myself, I ran over to my conquest. There before me was the dead, eternally lifeless body that had fallen victim to my bullet.
NEWS
December 1, 1999
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- A state committee on gun violence will conduct a public hearing today to discuss the registration of guns and the licensing of gun owners. Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Montrose), chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Gun Violence, will host the meeting, which will also include testimony from state Attorney General Bill Lockyer and Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks. Scott is considering introducing legislation next year requiring all handguns be licensed with the state Department of Justice, said Mark Chekal, Scott's consultant on gun issues.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
We have a gun violence problem in our nation and need to take steps to eliminate the problem, but canceling the Gun Shows at the Civic Auditorium will be merely symbolic. It will not stop a single person from legally buying a gun. May I suggest that the city take the rental revenue from the gun shows, $54,000 last year, leverage it with local merchants and fund a citywide gun buy-back program with merchant gift cards. This will immediately take guns off the streets of our community, making it safer, and stimulate sales with our local merchants.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
Congratulations to the City Council. Its move toward banning sales of guns on city-owned property shows remarkable courage and insight. The vehement, if not rabid, opposition of the NRA and most gun owners to even the minutest forms of gun control is certainly not something to be easily ignored. Of course what the city is proposing will not have a major effect on gun violence (although it could possibly prevent a few instances), but it is a small step in the right direction and is symbolic of the council's concern for the lives of the people of our community.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
The subject of last weekend's "In Theory" section was very interesting, addressing what can be done to slow down the gun violence in our society . From the 10 responding people, clergy and lay people, five are for stricter gun control, two noncommitted, two wishy-washy and one for almost no gun control law, the Rev. Bryan Griem. His message of peace is let every citizen be armed to their teeth. Rev. Griem, have you heard about citizens who legitimately carry guns - police, hunters, reservists, armed forces, Homeland Security, etc.?
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NEWS
April 17, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants his colleagues in Congress to know that he is appalled by the failure of the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would have mandated background checks for firearms buyers. “What happened this afternoon in the Senate is an appalling defeat for common sense and gun safety,” Schiff said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “Senate leaders must not give up the fight for universal background checks and other vital gun safety measures - gun violence victims and their families deserve a better vote and result than this.” Schiff is a former federal prosecutor who this session introduced legislation to increase penalties on so-called straw purchasers, who buy firearms with the intent to resell them, without a background check.
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NEWS
March 22, 2013
Thank you to the city council for banning the gun show on Glendale city property. We all know that banning this show does not change a thing. We know gun violence will continue, that mass shootings will happen again, that we as a society cannot control an angry person with a legal or illegal gun in their hand. As a lifelong Glendale resident, this vote of banning the gun show told me what I wanted to hear. Glendale will not profit from selling guns. Glendale will not be in the business of selling guns.  This is an emotional issue.
NEWS
March 19, 2013
Defending the majority of the City Council that voted to ban gun shows on city-owned property, Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero on Tuesday said it was well within the purview of local officials to set guidelines for use of public facilities. “If we've reached a point where a local jurisdiction cannot decide what goes into their Civic Auditorium and their parks, then we're in sad shape,” Quintero said. “The idea that there can't be any control, that you have to just kowtow to the [National Rifle Assn.]
NEWS
March 15, 2013
Early on Friday, March 1, I drove by the Glendale Civic Auditorium and saw the garish gun show signs along Verdugo Road. Nausea welled up in my throat as the 20 dead Sandy Hook Elementary School children and the 12 slaughtered Aurora movie theater patrons infiltrated my vision. The nausea was completed by remembering the harsh voices of NRA spokesmen and multitudes of gun owners that uncompromisingly refuse to consider even the minutest forms of rational gun control. It is so searingly sad to recognize that an opaque veil seems to shield the 2nd Amendment shouters from the horrors of gun violence.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com and By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 12, 2013
The attorney for the operator of the Glendale Gun Show on Tuesday threatened legal action as the City Council introduced an ordinance to ban the event, and others like it, from city-owned property. “This ordinance, in the way it's drafted … will necessarily require litigation,” said Sean Brady to council members and the roughly 140 people packed inside City Hall. PHOTOS: Gun show discussed at Glendale City Hall Despite the threat, the ordinance, which must still come back for a final vote next week, had the support of the majority of council members.  “This gun show being banned on Glendale city property won't make any difference on anybody's ability to purchase a gun,” said Councilwoman Laura Friedman.
NEWS
March 8, 2013
Response to editorial titled: “ Council is shooting itself in the foot ,” March 2. The City Council is not “shooting themselves in the foot” when they vote on the ordinance to ban gun shows on city property. Banning the gun show from city property is not about 2nd amendment rights, or curbing gun violence or losing money. Over and over I have seen that written, and those assertions are wrong. The issue here in Glendale is that the gun show is on city property and nestled within a residential neighborhood.
NEWS
By Liana Aghajanian | March 6, 2013
A gun show was held in Glendale last weekend , what may be the last one in the city as the City Council gets ready to vote on banning gun shows on city property after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary shooting tragedy shook the United States during the holiday season. The banning of gun shows after last year's tragedy, in which 26 people, most of them children, were gunned down, isn't unique to Glendale. In Maryland, Prince George's County has banned gun shows indefinitely. Closer to home in Del Mar, the City Council has urged the banning of the Crossroads of the West Gun Show, held in the city the last 22 years.
NEWS
March 2, 2013
It's likely that the gun show being held at the city-owned Civic Auditorium this weekend will be the last of its kind at the local venue, as a majority of the Glendale City Council, led by Rafi Manoukian, appears poised to ban any such future shows there.  Make no mistake: Banning the Glendale Gun Show will not stop gun violence. It is a token move - a balm to soothe a populace left on edge after the Newtown, Conn., massacre. A ban will, however, drop the city's revenue by about $54,000 annually.
NEWS
February 19, 2013
We have a gun violence problem in our nation and need to take steps to eliminate the problem, but canceling the Gun Shows at the Civic Auditorium will be merely symbolic. It will not stop a single person from legally buying a gun. May I suggest that the city take the rental revenue from the gun shows, $54,000 last year, leverage it with local merchants and fund a citywide gun buy-back program with merchant gift cards. This will immediately take guns off the streets of our community, making it safer, and stimulate sales with our local merchants.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
Congratulations to the City Council. Its move toward banning sales of guns on city-owned property shows remarkable courage and insight. The vehement, if not rabid, opposition of the NRA and most gun owners to even the minutest forms of gun control is certainly not something to be easily ignored. Of course what the city is proposing will not have a major effect on gun violence (although it could possibly prevent a few instances), but it is a small step in the right direction and is symbolic of the council's concern for the lives of the people of our community.
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