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Gun Control #949

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 17, 1968
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(Studio) New Jersey gun enthusiasts to appeal ruling upholding state's gun control law. New Jersey Supreme Court upholds law. Arms race goes on in other states.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Los Angeles, California) Casualty of arms race featured. Injured boy shown. Felix Alvarez, Senior, shoots son, mistaking him for prowler. California gun ownership reported [ALVAREZ - tells how he shot his son. Thinks guns in house necessary evil. Should have trained children better.] [Mrs. ALVAREZ - says could use gun if had to. Agrees instruction would help.] Gun sales in California up; include extremists, black and white. [Chief R. A. HOUGHTON - notes Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy deaths. Self-protection said motive for purchases; increases chances of use.] Alvarez to keep his gun. Chief Houghton to ban guns from his home after retirement.
REPORTER: John Davenport

(Studio) Alvarez family lives in upper class neighborhood. Circumstances of shooting given.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Note: Bar rolls through picture.

Davenport, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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