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Gun Control #101886

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 10, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Charles Gibson) House passage of bill weakening gun control law, enacted following assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Junior, examined; assassination-related file footage, photos shown. Final vote and details of new law outlined on screen. [Police Fndn. president Hubert WILLIAMS - criticizes legislature] [Handgun Control Incorporated lobbyist Sarah BRADY - comments.] Pro-control aspects of new bill listed on screen, discussed. [Representatives Clay SHAW, Buddy ROEMER - debate issue.] [National Rifle Association government affairs director Wayne LaPIERRE - praises vote's outcome.] [Representative Mario BIAGGI - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cobb Cnty., Georgia: Mike Von Fremd) Criticism here of House failure to approve interstate sales of handguns examined. [Gun dealer Paul LaVISTA - fears sales will be curtailed.] [Dealer Mulford FISHER - notes criminals won't be thwarted by law.] Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco's analysis since 1982 of gun manufacturer figs. outlined on screen. [LaVISTA - thinks black market in illegal weapons will now be created for machine gun sales.]

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
von Fremd, Mike

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