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National Rifle Association and The Government #159920

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) National Rifle Assn. fund-raising letter referring to law enforcement as "jack-booted government thugs" quoted.

(Phoenix: Bill Redeker) The National Rifle Assn. under fire from President Clinton's administration featured; scenes shown from the group's annual convention in Phoenix. [Executive vice president Wayne LaPIERRE - modifies his letter.] [CLINTON - reacts to the NRA's apology.] [Two National Rifle Assn. MEMBERS - respond.] Findings of an ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on the public's view of the NRA's rhetoric on guns cited. [National Rifle Assn. Tanya METASKA - opposes Clinton's gun ban.]

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The power of the National Rifle Assn. lobby examined. [Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Kristen RAND - cites the extent of support for the NRA.] The NRA's targeting of Representative Charles Schumer and Senator Dianne Feinstein for supporting the weapons ban noted. [FEINSTEIN - comments.] The amount spent by the National Rifle Assn. on last year's political campaigns cited.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
Redeker, Bill
Duration:
00:04:30

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