Notes and Comment

April 1976
New Yorker;4/5/1976, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p27
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.


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