CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Eric Engberg) Senator reported considering legislature that would ban assault weapons; details given, scenes shown. Semi-automatic AK-47 recalled used during last month's schoolyard shooting in Stockton, California. [During Congress hearing, Cleveland elementary school teacher Lori MACKEY - comments on incident's impact upon children.] [Ex-FBI agent John HANLON - recalls shootout with Michael Platt and Benjamin Grogan in 1986.] Existing legislature with regard to semi-automatic weapons discussed. [Los Angeles, California, police chief Daryl GATES - says semi-automatic weapons are used to kill police.] NRA's stance on issue noted. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM, National Rifle Assn. spokesperson Jim BAKER - argue with regard to gun control.] Gates quoted with regard to confiscation of AK-47s.
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