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Chemical Tracers #367407

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 17, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) Why the gun lobby is tenaciously against the proposal of a law requiring chemical tracers be sold on plastic explosives in order to trace them back to terrorists examined; scenes shown from the Atlanta and Baltimore bombings. [Treasury Undersecretary Ray KELLEY - says the tagents (tracers) will identify the manufacturer.] [Gun ENTHUnited States Information AgencySTS, National Rifle Assn. Neil KNOX - says they don't want to be bothered by government red tape and claim they don't work.] [Representative Charles SCHUMER - says the new tagents emit a vapor that would catch the terrorists before the bomb exploded.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim
Duration:
00:03:30

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