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Assassination Attempt Anniversary / Gun Control #308998

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 30, 1986
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(Studio: Bruce Morton) Today noted 5th anniversary of John Hinckley, Junior's attempted assassination of President Reagan; scenes shown. Press Secretary James Brady and others recalled also wounded. Growing move since then for stricter control of handguns and issue's current legislative status examined. [1983, REAGAN - opposes gun control.] [National Rifle Association spokesperson Wayne La PIERRE - explains support to weaken existing gun control laws.] Opposition to NRA position by police officers cited. [Fraternal Order of Police president Richard BOYD - explains officers' stance.] Bills currently before Congress outlined, compared on screen. [La PIERRE, BOYD - debate issue.] [Sarah BRADY - explains lobbying against weakening gun control laws.] [Police Institution president Hubert WILLIAMS - agrees; elaborates.] Strength of NRA's political clout noted. [BRADY - comments.]

Morton, Bruce

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