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California / Gun Control / Assault Weapons #122227

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 24, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Brian Rooney) California's ban on further sales of semi- automatic assault weapons reported [Los Angeles, California, police department chief Daryl GATES - says gang members could buy those weapons in gun store.] [Community leader Lou DANTZLER -comments on access to guns.] Map shown of states considering bans on semi-automatic weapons. [State senate David ROBERTI - says message is that National Rifle Assn. can be beaten.] [National Rifle Assn. spokesperson Richard GARDINER - says this legislature is a fraud.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Consideration by Congress of ban on semi-automatic weapons noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian

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