CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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(Washington: Dana Bash) The fallout for senators who voted against the gun control bill examined; details given about the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns funded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. [Voice of Newtown victim's daughter Erica LAFFERTY - asks Senator Kelly Ayotte about why she opposed background checks.] The pressure on six senators, including Max Baucus and Jeff Flake, who voted against background checks and the NRA response noted; scenes shown from ads from both sides. The question of whether senators can be shamed into changing their positions and what Pat Toomey has said about Republicans denying President Obama a win discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Erica Lafferty about the gun control issue. [LAFFERTY - explains why she drove to Ayotte's town hall meeting, what Ayotte said and did dodging the question; hopes the legislation will come back for another vote; reiterates she wants answers.]
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