TITLE

Notes and Comment

PUB. DATE
April 1976
SOURCE
New Yorker;4/5/1976, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the gun control laws in the U.S. He argues that state and municipal laws controlling guns are not much of use because anyone living in a jurisdiction with strict gun laws can simply go and buy a gun to those jurisdictions with loose gun laws or no gun law. He asserts that the National Rifle Association led the gun lobby, which is supported by dues from its members. He suggests that congressmen must know that gun control is important to the public interest.
ACCESSION #
22443744

 

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