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California / Crime Hearings #303429

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 08, 1985
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(Studio) Recent findings of California poll of crime victims outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Sacramento, California) Call for statewide ban on weapons such as that used in July 1984 massacre at McDonald's near San Diego (an Israeli-made rifle) examined. [State legislature Art AGNOS - notes military weapons designed for war are being used against private citizens in California.] [Gun store OWNER - accuses "gun grabbers" of trying to disarm public.] Concern over growing popularity of turning semi-automatic weapons into machine guns with simple conversion techniques noted. [Police spokesperson Gary OLSON - cites ease in making machine gun out of rifle.] [National Rifle Association spokesperson Ray ARNETT - opposes defining some guns as assault weapons.] Push for federal ban on such weapons mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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