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CBS Pushes Gun Control As 'A Public Health Issue' Like Seat Belts, Airbags, Anti-Smoking Campaigns

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On Thursday, the CBS Evening News seized on the deadly shooting of two local news reporters in Roanoke, Virginia to promote the idea that gun control should be treated like “a public health issue” akin to seat belts, airbags, and anti-smoking campaigns. In a tease early on in the program, fill-in anchor Maurice DuBois explained that “[s]ome public health officials say gun violence, just like car accidents and smoking-related illnesses can be prevented or at least reduced.” He then promised that “[w]e’ll have both sides of that issue later.” NewsBusters: CBS Pushes Gun Control as ‘a Public Health Issue’ Like Seat Belts, Airbags, Anti-Smoking Campaigns http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2015/08/28/cbs-pushes-gun-control-public-health-issue-seat-belts-airbags-anti