Governor approves gun legislation
BURBANK -- Bills requiring new guns to be manufactured with safety
features and prohibiting juveniles convicted of carrying concealed
weapons from owning another gun until 30 were signed Wednesday by
Gov. Gray Davis.
State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) wrote bill SB 489 to require
center-fire semiautomatic pistols not already listed in the
Department of Justice roster of approved “safe” firearms to be
manufactured with a chamber load indicator and a magazine disconnect
California is the first state in the nation to require such a law,
which will take effect Jan. 1, 2007. Scott also wrote bill SB 824 to
authorize firearm dealers to obtain background checks on employees to
ensure they are not legally prohibited from owning, possessing or
having access to weapons.
Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) wrote AB 319, which
prohibits minors convicted of carrying a concealed handgun or loaded
firearm from owning a gun until 30.
Restaurant to donate to officer
BURBANK VILLAGE -- A local restaurant is lending its support to a
reserve Burbank Police sergeant badly burned while disposing of
defective road flares.
From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, 107 S.
First St., will donate 20% of food receipts to help cover ongoing
medical costs for DeWayne Wolfer, a 19-year department reserve.
Those interested in participating in the restaurant’s fund-raiser
must pick up a flier from Police Headquarters, 200 N. Third St., and
present it to restaurant staff.
Wolfer suffered second- and third-degree burns to the left side of
his body and face while disposing of the flares at the
police-shooting range May 16.
Scouts to sponsor golf tournament
NORTHRIDGE -- The Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of
America will sponsor its annual golf tournament Monday.
The tournament costs $250 and will be at the Porter Valley Ranch
Country Club in Northridge. For reservations or more information,
call 243-6282, ext. 106.