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Gun Control Act

  • By: Patrick Rowan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The United States’ primary gun law is the Gun Control Act of 1968. It was drafted following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald using a mail-order gun. It was passed in the wake of the murders ...

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