CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
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(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The Senate hearing on bill crafted by Senator Dianne Feinstein that would ban assault weapons, including the AR-15, the gun used at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, reviewed. [Newtown victim’s father Neil HESLIN††- mourns son Jesse Lewis††.] [Newtown doctor William BEGG††- describes the impact of an assault-type bullet.] [Senator Ted CRUZ††- opposes restricting the constitutional liberties of law abiding citizens.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM††, Milwaukee police Chief Edward FLYNN††- argue over background checks.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The impact of the gun issue on the Illinois primary election to fill former Representative Jesse Jackson’s seat examined; details given about the endorsement and support for pro-gun control candidate Robin Kelly† from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Bloomberg-funded ads targeting candidate Debbie Halvorson†, who opposes a ban on assault weapons, shown. [KELLY – says the NRA’s days of holding our country hostage are coming to an end.] [HALVORSON – reacts to the ad.] [BLOOMBERG – says we’re on our way to making this country safer for everyone.]
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