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A Closer Look (Missing Guns) #719821

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 17, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at how the nation's gun laws are enforced introduced; details given about a Seattle lawsuit brought against a rifle manufacturer & a gun shop for making & selling a murder weapon.

(New York: Cynthia McFadden) The issue of guns that cannot be accounted for by the nation's gun dealers examined; statistics cited on missing guns; scenes shown from Washington state of the Bull's Eye Gun Shop where the Washington, DC, area snipers bought their rifle. [NRA executive director Wayne LaPIERRE - admits they "messed up" in this one case; states the ATF has "teeth" to use against those who break the law.] [Former ATF enforcement official Joe VINCE†- comments on the gun dealers.]

Jennings, Peter;
McFadden, Cynthia

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