The United States Senate of Gun Control.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The 1960s were tumultuous years at home for the Congress and the Nation. It was a decade marked by the assassination of a President and two other prominent leaders, riots and destruction in many of the nations cities, violent student unrest, and a rising wave of crime on the streets. It was in this climate that the US Senate struggled with the perplexing and controversial issue of gun control, a struggle that culminated after eight years with the signing into law of the first formal firearms-control legislation in over 30 years. Events leading to the passage of this legislation are examined as are the principal figures who helped shape it. The Senate voting record is analyzed not only to determine how our law-makers voted, but insofar as possible, why they voted as they did. Modified author abstract
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