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Gun Control #20777

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1972
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(Studio) Acting Attorney General Richard Kleindienst, in Cheyenne, Wyoming speech, criticizes gun control laws, favors leaving them to states. Cheap hand guns should be outlawed, however. In aftermath of shooting of Alabama Governor George Wallace, gun control controversy stirred.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) 30 million hand guns now pvtly. owned in US. [Fairfax Rod and Gun Club, Gene ZINK - fears eventual prohibition of all guns for civilians.] [National Rifle Association, General Maxwell RICH - says sportsmen fear confiscation of guns.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(MD) [Former MD Senator Joseph TYDINGS - defeated for reelection by NRA campaign because of his gun control advocation, says American hunter is being used to build profits of munitions makers, gun salesmen.] (DC) [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says when vivid memory of tragic event is gone, support for gun control legislation disappears.]
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood

(DC) Majority of American citizens favor gun control laws, but don't rally as many votes as opponents.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) ABC News reporter Virginia Sherwood had begun work on this report when her 16 year old son David was accidentally shot and killed by 38 caliber pistol.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Sherwood, Virginia;
Zimmerman, Bill

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