Essential California reading: Leonard Nimoy's influence, homicide risk for Latinos, money in L.A. city elections

A full-bore interest and high gauge of expertise

For Terry Tussey, a gun is a puzzle cast in three dimensions, and he is particularly good at solving its riddles. He calls himself a gun mechanic and can repair, restore or modify almost any model brought to him. He also has a reputation for building particularly beautiful .45 semi-automatics...