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Toy Gun Deaths #317445

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bob Schieffer) Growing number accidental deaths linked to realistic looking toy guns explained, discussed; scenes shown. [Ofr. Randy HARRIS - demonstrates realism of toy gun; recalls shooting at suspect with toy weapon.] Deaths of Leonard Falcon and Patrick Mason in similar incidents reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Ofr. Rick ELKINS - describes conditions under which such decisions must be made.] [Japanese toy gun manufacturer REP. - denies plastic guns are dangerous; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Judge Robert COLBY - demonstrates authenticity of toy gun.] [International Police Chiefs Association spokesperson Jerald VAUGHN - considers toy guns symptomatic of broader societal problem; explains.] [Sharper Image store manager Richard MONTEMARANO - explains dropping toy guns from inventory.]

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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