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Stockton, California / Shooting Spree / Alaska-47S #118602

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 23, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Memorial service for five children killed in last week's shooting spree in Stockton, California reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Gary Shepard) Patrick Purdy's use of AK-47 rifle during massacre recalled; scenes shown. [Gun shop manager Alvin CAMPBELL - says people are streaming in to buy AK-47s.] Attempts to ban sale of military assault weapons in California reported; scenes shown of AK-47's fire power. [California state sen. David ROBERTI - discusses AK-47.] Opposition of National Rifle Assn. to regulation of AK-47 sales noted. [National Rifle Assn. spokesperson James Jay BAKER - discusses causes of violence.] [California attorney general John VAN de KAMP - cites ease of buying gun.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary
Duration:
00:02:10

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