ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 18, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) President Clinton's new emphasis on the enforcement of gun control legislation examined; details given of his proposals for more ATF agents, more prosecutors and a network for ballistic testing and for new gun laws. [In Boston, CLINTON - says we want to be able to trace guns used in every single crime.] [National Rifle Assn. executive vice president Wayne LaPIERRE - comments on the administration position.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The proposed expansion of the computer network to track guns noted.
(New York: John Miller) How the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms computer works to track gun purchases and link them to crimes on the local level in New York City examined; details given of the tracking of guns sold in New York City by dealer Alexander Callahan. [ATF Peter GAGLIARDI - says the guns were associated with crack crimes; explains how the source of guns can be tracked.]