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School Shootings / Gun Control / NRA / LaPierre Interview; Video Games #1035840

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 23, 2012
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The exclusive NBC News interview with NRA head Wayne LaPierre in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, introduced.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Peter Alexander) LaPierre's attack on the media machine, the mental illness issue and the federal government about gun control reviewed. [On Meet the Press," LaPIERRE - says it is crazy not to do it {put armed guards in the schools}; criticizes the criticism of assault weapons; reiterates it {a ban} won't work.] [Senators Charles SCHUMER, Lindsey GRAHAM - offer differing opinions on assault weapons.] [At gun show, gun dealer Dennis KETCHEM†- explains why people are buying.] [In Newtown, parent Andrei NIKITCHYUK†- criticizes the NRA for increasing violence.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) The issue of the culture of violence in the US examined; clips shown from violent movies, video games and TV shows; details given about postponements and disclaimers. [LaPIERRE - blames video games.] ["Entertainment Weekly" Lynette RICE†- says TV viewers want violence.] ["Entertainment Television" Ken BAKER†- says the public can decide.] Public service announcements by Hollywood stars shown.

Holt, Lester;
Alexander, Peter;
Taibbi, Mike

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