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Assassination Attempt / Aftermath / Secret Service #71187

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 02, 1981
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(Studio) Senator reported passing resolution in praise of Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and policy ofr. Thomas Delahanty and agent Jerry Parr in their efforts to save President Reagan's life Monday
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Parr's role in assassination attempt recalled; film shown. [PARR - describes events; praises McCarthy.] Questions about Secret Service's lack of information on Hinckley's arrest in Nashville and Treasury Secretary Don. Regan's criticism of FBI withholding that information reported.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) USSR criticism of United States with regard to assassination attempt and easy availability of guns reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) History of gun control in Europe examined; Switzerland's situation outlined as example Films shown. [Forensic psychiatrist Prof. John GUNN - says European violence is institutionalized in different ways as compared to United States violence.] Gun control programs for West Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Israel outlined on screen, discussed; increase in terrorist violence, as opposed to criminal attacks, examined. Terrorist siege on Iranian embassy in London recalled.

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank

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