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Gun Control / Nashville #204427

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 06, 1969
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(Studio) Congress Gun Control Act of 1968 passed after RFK death, has little effect on gun traffic. Law cracked down on importing of cheap handguns.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nashville, Tennessee) Cheap handguns now made in American Small companies in several cities make them. Most don't have safety lock. Several makers refuse interviews. President Arms Corporation American, Harry Friedman, shows gun selection. He owns retail store in Nashville. [FRIEDMAN - says guns don't promote crime.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(NYC) [Police Ballistics head Francis CONNOLLY - says 30% department deals with small guns. Casual criminal uses them instead of "zip guns." Small guns have no valid use.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Nashville, Tennessee) [FRIEDMAN - says no thoughts on social implications. American public wants to own guns.] Gun control law fails to make cheap guns less available. Banning imports created thriving domestic business
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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