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CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Franken) The reaction of the NRA to President Bush's support of an extension on the ban on assault weapons examined; details given of the NRA's appeals to the Supreme Court about the Second Amendment provisions in the campaign finance law. [NRA Chris COX†, Senator Charles SCHUMER, White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- comment on gun issues.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Beth Nissen) The Connecticut case in which Jennifer O'Connor shot her seven-year-old daughter with a rifle reviewed. [Gun & motorcycle shop owner Thomas IMPERATI‡- says he is upset that he sold O'Connor the rifle; states he cannot deliver any more guns in the current system; blames himself for young Sarah's death.]

Franken, Bob;
Nissen, Beth;
Brown, Aaron

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