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Focus (Crime: Lawsuit Against Gun Makers) #622173

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 08, 1998
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(Studio: Dawn Fratangelo) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The approach of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, to the cost of crime by suing the makers of handguns featured; details given of the lawsuit and of the technology to make guns harder to fire. [Mayor Marc MORIAL - seeks to get damages from firearms companies.] [National Shooting Sports Foundation Robert DELFAY - says in actuality they are trying to regulate guns.] [Georgetown University professor Joseph PAGE - comments on the law.] A California lawsuit against a gun maker that is going to the jury detailed. [Center to Prevent Handgun Violence Dennis HENIGAN - says the gun industry has a responsibility to design guns against accidental firing.] [Colt's Manufacturing Company Steven SLIWA - says safety options are years away.]

Reporter(s):
Fratangelo, Dawn;
Williams, Pete
Duration:
00:03:50

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