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Toy Gun / Controversy #313949

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 02, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Jerry Bowen) Scenes shown of children buying toy guns; details given of guns' popularity. California teenager Leonard Falcon reported shot by deputy sheriff because of his toy gun.; photograph shown. [Sheriff's investigator Ramiro ROSALES - describes events surrounding Falcon's death.] Los Angeles, California, anchor David Horowitz's being held hostage on air by man with toy gun reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Los Angeles' city cncl. noted attempting to ban sale or manufacturer of realistic toy guns. Major United States toy retailer mentioned no longer manufacturer realistic guns. [WOMEN - approve ban.] Daisy Mfr. reported putting brightly colored markings on toy guns; scenes shown. [Burbank, California, mayor Michael HASTINGS - says toys should not resemble real guns.] Toys' possession reported not covered by new legis; scenes shown.

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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