The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
1999? I didn't see that. Oh well, it's still fun!
Did you read in the comments about the cop that got shot by a kid with a "bolt action assault rifle".
I blame the writers strike. Since they can't get the fiction writers that handle their usual stories on firearms, CNN recycled a script from the late 80's early 90's.