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Gun Control / Assault Weapons Ban / Cottle Interview #728475

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 2003
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Franken) The Congressional debate on extending the assault weapons ban examined; details given of the position taken by President Bush & by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert††. [Before Fraternal Order of Police, BUSH - speaks.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI, St. Louis County police Chief Ron BATTELLE†- hope Bush will get behind the weapons ban.] [Virginia Governor Mark WARNER†, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPIERRE†, Kittaning, Pennsylvania, police department Patrolman Butch PUCCETTI†- state opposing positions.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Live in-studio interview held with "New Republic" senior editor Michelle Cottle about the assault weapons ban. [COTTLE - talks about the politics of gun control in which the Democrats are too afraid of the issue; suggests the Democrats pile on Bush for not taking a firmer stand.]

Woodruff, Judy;
Franken, Bob

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