NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1968
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(Studio) Montgomery Cnty. Council of Maryland proposes law requiring regis. of firearms. 1st hearing attended by 7,000 in building for 2,000. 100s turned away at 2nd hearing in larger building Both mtgs. filled with hostile people.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Montgomery Cnty., MD) Council President William Greenhalgh gets jeers and boos before hearing starts. [GREENHALGH - says permitted to take testimony but not under last night's conditions.] [N. - South Skirmish Association Bernard HARTLEY - says like law in Alaska where anyone committing violent crime with gun gets mandatory 10 years] [David MARSHALL - says Soviets who came into Czechoslovakia would have been delighted with law of this type.] [Cnty. Court Judge Ralph MILLER - says pleasure to appear here in favor of gun control legislature] [GREENHALGH - says speech deserves every courtesy.] [MILLER - says regis. imperative. Control desirable in case of some individuals.] [James FIESER - says laxity courts put many criminals back on street.] [No video from 8:43-8:59] [MILLER - believes regisration will help alleviate black-white tensions. Violence historical means of repressing Negroes. Spread of arms to 90% in white community concerns Negroes.] [SPKR. UNKNOWN - says do-gooders and bleeding hearts hope such controls might save an occasional life and they're willing to suppress wholesome sporting activities of millions. They support those who seek to overthrow our government and who must confiscate our guns to do so.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley Narrates
(Studio) 26 spkrs. there. 24 against and 2 for. Opponents feel once guns registered, they would be confiscated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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