Television: Gunfight

Last week CBS and the Block Drug Co. combined to make the unlikeliest gunfighters since Batman and Robin. Together they had stood off the 1 million-strong National Rifle Association and its allies, the firearms manufacturers and game-preserve associations. That is more than Congress has been able to accomplish.

CBS's combat with the N.R.A. was occasioned by The Guns of Autumn, a documentary that purported to describe hunting in America. In 90 minutes, Director-Writer Irv Drasnin, a journalist for 15 years but not a hunter, compiled carnage upon atrocity. Black bears were slaughtered at a Michigan garbage dump by tourists with rifles. A...

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