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Webster, New York / Ambush / Gun Sales #1036758

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012
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(Studio: Jim Axelrod) The memorial in Webster, New York for firefighters Michael Chiapperini†† and Tomasz Kaczowka††, who were killed in an ambush yesterday while responding to a fire set by gunman William Spengler††, noted; photos shown. [Webster police chief Gerald PICKERING††- says Spengler was equipped to go to war.] The discovery of another body in Spengler’s home and details on his weapons noted.

(Washington: Chip Reid) The spike in sales of AR-15 rifles and ammunition in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings and the Webster ambush featured; details given about President Obama’s support of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposal for a ban on assault weapons; the increase in FBI background checks cited; statement from an IbisWorld report quoted. [RTSP gun store owner Rick FRIEDMAN††- says people want to make sure they can own them legally before they get the right taken away.] [NOVA Firearms instructor Chuck NESBY††- says he would give Feinstein and Obama Salesmen of the Year awards.]

Axelrod, Jim;
Reid, Chip

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