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The battle over gun control

DON B. KATES, JR.

IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR, Congress passed the Firearms Owners Protection Act. This act, the first federal gun law to pass in eighteen years, actually reduces the restrictions of the 1968 Gun Control Act. The often fierce debate that accompanied the passage of this legislation, though, demonstrated once again the political struggle over gun control in this country.

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