CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1973
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(Studio) FBI reports violent crimes on increase; property crimes increase also. Breakdown of violent crimes by area given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Gun control laws remain controversial issue. [Detective Larry GORMAN - insists gun meant for 1 thing - to kill.] [New York mayor John LINDSAY - would like to stop Americans' romance with guns. Children should be kept from gun slinging, violent television movies.] New York has toughest gun control law in nation. "Saturday night specials" manufactured all over nation. [New York City police captain Charles RORKE - believes police want stricter regulations for manufacturer and sale of handguns.] Estimates of privately owned guns in United States staggering. Many hunters and target shooters fiercely resist government attempt to control gun sale. [Firearms law expert Prof. Franklin ZIHRING - thinks most Americans reluctant to give up guns; reasons outlined.]
REPORTER: David Culhane
(DC) Congress does little to control manufacturer and sale of guns. 1968 gun control law reviewed. Prospects for new gun control legislature nil.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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