Firearms and Federal Law: The Gun Control Act of 1968

@article{Zimring1975FirearmsAF,
  title={Firearms and Federal Law: The Gun Control Act of 1968},
  author={Franklin E. Zimring},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  year={1975},
  volume={4},
  pages={133 - 198}
}
  • F. Zimring
  • Published 1 January 1975
  • Law
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
First, it is an attempt to increase our rather modest knowledge of the effects of governmental efforts to control firearms violence. In recent years the rate of gun violence in the United States has managed to grow to alarming proportions without the benefit of sustained academic attention.2 The 1968 Act-the only major change in federal policy since 1938-seems a natural place to look for clues about the effects of gun controls. And the need for knowledge in this area seems obvious, inasmuch as… 

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