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Gun Control / Brady Bill / Guns and State Laws #135085

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 08, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) Defeat of instant check plan that would have modified the Brady bill, which calls for a waiting period for handgun purchasers, featured; scenes shown from House of Representatives. [Representatives Marge ROUKEMA, Richard SCHULZE, Peter DeFAZIO, Dan GLICKMAN - offer differing opinions on waiting period issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics given on guns and crime.

(Chicago: Chris Bury) State gun control laws examined; details given of tough law in New Jersey. [Newark police department Officer Fred RODRIGUEZ - comments.] [University of California Law School professor Frank ZIMRING - says the bad guys can get guns.] [Gun shop owner John McLEOD - comments.] Cache of guns seized this weekend in Chicago shown. [Cook County state's attorney Jack O'MALLEY - talks about the law.]

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
Roberts, Cokie

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