CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1972
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(Studio) Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, releases picture of Alabama Governor George Wallace recovering from wounds (shown). Advocates of tougher gun-control laws hope to push through new legislation. (Wallace had opposed such legislation.)
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [WALLACE - in June 1968 - says it is not gun, but heart and mind of gun's owner which kills. He would not observe a gun law.] Wallace opposed gun controls proposed after assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy. Senator Juvenile Delinquency subcommittee considers laws again. Statistics of civilian hand guns in United States cited. FBI reports 1/2 United States murders committed with hand guns. Senator Roman Hruska must reach agreement with Committee Chairperson Birch Bayh on criteria for new gun-control law. [BAYH - says law banning hand guns considered.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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