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Reagan / Arizona Visit #290744

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 06, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Phoenix, Arizona) President Reagan's address to National Rifle Association here on gun control and Cuban government's role in international drug trafficking examined; films shown. [REAGAN - opposes gun control; refers to assassination attempt; criticizes Cuba's alleged complicity in drug trafficking, as claimed by Attorney General William French Smith and FBI director William Webster.] Petition drive by gun control proponents mentioned. [National Coalition to Ban Handguns spokesperson Michael BEARD - notes irony in President's remarks due to security surrounding his address to NRA.] President aides' defense of his rhetoric in preaching to converted audiences recently as legitimate campaign tactic cited.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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