CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1980
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(Studio) John Lennon's place in statistics of death by handgun and general apathy towards situation noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Gun control controversy examined; recent murder of Dr. Michael Halberstam, shortly after his interview with Cable News Network on issue, cited as example [Halberstam widow, Elliott JONES - comments.] Impact of Halberstam and John Lennon's murders on lobby for handgun control noted. [Handgun Control, Incorporated spokesperson Pete SHIELDS - comments.] Probable failure of gun control legislature and Ronald Reagan's pro-gun attitude noted. [Tuesday, REAGAN - comments.) Gun ownership of Nancy Reagan and position on topic of Senator Strom Thurmond mentioned; National Rifle Association's strength on Capitol Hill cited. [Representative Don EDWARDS - comments.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton (WDVM-TV film/tape)
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