NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 02, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(No location given: Stan Bernard) Nationwide protests against guns featured; scenes shown from Alexandria, Virginia, where 109 pairs of shoes were laid out to symbolize the children killed by guns in Virginia and from the demonstrations in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut. [Protest coordinator Jim SOLO, protester Deborah APPERSON - explain the purpose on the demonstration.] Announcement by gun maker Smith and Wesson that guns will contain trigger locks noted. The shooting spree in Haynes City, Florida, in which three teens killed two and wounded seven and the school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, mentioned. [Silent March founder Tina JOHNSTONE - says her anger is directed at gun manufacturers.]