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Battle for Confiscated Guns

WWL-TV Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1968

Duration: 00:03:11

Subjects: Kelly, Dan | Bucaro, Andrew G., 1923-2003 | WEAPONS | Spencer, Philip P. | Jones, Bob | Scanlon, L.J.


  • Jones, Bob Reporter
  • Bucaro, Andrew Interviewee


Silent footage of confiscated guns, followed by an interview with Judge Andrew Bucaro, stating that he received a letter from Philip Spencer, attorney for the Public Administrator, L.J. Scanlon, but it changes nothing. Reporter Bob Jones then offers a poem on the case, 'There once was judge named Andrew, who wanted some furnishing new, but Scanlon objected, and asked for the guns, now Bucaro says Scanlon can sue." Jones then reports on the struggle between the municipal court judge and the public administrator involving guns confiscated by police over past several months. Jones states that the guns were once dumped over the Mississippi River Bridge, but now the weapons are stored away. Jones reports that a few months ago, Bucaro wanting to furnish his court office, began selling the guns to pay for the interior decorating. Bucaro got $450 for first sale. Jones says that now Scanlon stepped in, and his attorney Phil Spencer is advising the court that he plans to appropriate all the money from the gun sale and the guns itself. Jones report that court clerk Dan Kelly then wrote Spencer a letter stating that the court plans to pay no attention to Scanlon.