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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

S. Res. 35

NINETIETH CONGRESS

ON

S. 1
A BILL TO AMEND THE FEDERAL FIREARMS ACT

Amendment 90 to S. 1
A BILL TO AMEND THE FEDERAL FIREARMS ACT

S. 1853
A BILL TO AMEND THE FEDERAL FIREARMS ACT

S. 1854
A BILL TO AMEND THE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT

JULY 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 28, AND 31; AND AUGUST 1, 1967

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1967

82-646

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Illinois SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
EDWARD V. LONG, Missouri

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts
BIRCH BAYH, Indiana
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota
JOSEPH D. TYDINGS, Maryland
GEORGE A. SMATHERS, Florida

SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN THE UNITED STATES

(90TH CONGRESS)

THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut, Chairman PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska
BIRCH BAYH, Indiana

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii
QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota STROM THURMOND, South Carolina
JOSEPH D. TYDINGS, Maryland
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts

CARL L. PERIAN, Staff Director
II

CONTENTS

AGENCY COMMENTS 1

Department of Justice, on S. 1, Amendment No. 90, appearance of Ramsey

Page
Clark, Attorney General, July 28, 1967-,-

331, 918

Department of Justice, on S. 1853, dated July 18, 1967-

1081

Department of Justice, on S. 1854, dated July 24, 1967-

1082

Department of State, on S. 1, Amendment No. 90, appearance of John W.

Sipes, Director, Office of Munitions Control and Robert A. Clark, Jr.,

Deputy Director, July 12, 1967...

168

Department of State, on S. 1853, dated August 4, 1967.

1083
Department of State, on S. 1854, dated August 3, 1967.-

1083
Department of Treasury on S. 1, Amendment No. 90, appearance of Under
Secretary of the Treasury, Joseph W. Barr and Sheldon S. Cohen,
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, July 10 and 11, 1967-

36, 121

Department of Treasury, on S. 1853, dated July 6, 1967--

1084

Department of Treasury, on S. 1854, dated July 6, 1967--

1086

Department of Defense, on S. 1, Amendment No. 90, appearance of David

E. McGiffert, Under Secretary of the Army, and Lt. Col. Joseph B.

Berry, Acting Director of Civilian Marksmanship Program, National

Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, July 25, 1967--

737

Department of Commerce, on S. 1854, dated November 2, 1967

1090

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Statement of -

Arrington, W. Russell, president pro tempore and majority leader,

Illinois State Senate.-

951

Barr, Joseph W., Under Secretary of the Treasury (accompanied by

Sheldon S. Cohen, Commissioner of Internal Revenue) -

36, 121

Benenson, Mark K., New York Sporting Arms Association.

669

Bennett, James V., president, National Council for a Responsible Fire-

arms Policy, and chairman, Committee on Legislation of the

Criminal Law Section of the American Bar Association..

1065

Berry, Lt. Col. Joseph B., Acting Director of Civilian Marksmanship

Program, National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice

(accompanied David E. McGiffert, Under Secretary of the Army)-- 737

Blondes, Leonard S., vice president, National Council for a Responsi-

ble Firearms Policy (accompanied by James V. Bennett, president,

Dr. J. Elliott Corbett, secretary and David Steinberg, treasurer)--

841

Cahalan, William L., prosecuting attorney, Wayne County, Mich.. 368

Carter, William M., Carter's Gun Works, Charlottesville, Va.

265

Church, Frank, U.S. Senator from Idaho-

415

Clark, Ramsey, Attorney General of the United States...

331 ,918

Clark, Robert A., Jr., Deputy Director, Office of Munitions Control,

Department of State (accompanied John W. Sipes, Director, Office
of Munitions Control, Department of State) -

168

Cohen, David F., president, Pawnbrokers' Association of the City of

New York (accompanied by Francis Dorn)--

1062

Cohen, Sheldon S., Commissioner of Internal Revenue (accompanied
Joseph W. Barr, Under Secretary of the Treasury).

36, 121
Corbett, Dr. J. Elliott, secretary, National Council for a Responsible

Firearms Policy (accompanied Leonard S. Blondes, vice president)-- 841
Dennis, Robert T., assistant conservation director, Izaak Walton
League of America.--

584
Agency comments on similar firearms legislation before this subcommittee will be found in “Hearings
before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, 89th Congress, first sess., pursuant to s. Res. 52,
May 19, 20, and 21; June 2, 3, 8, 24, and 30; July 1, 20, and 27, 1965.

Pago

Statement of-Continued

Dickinson, William D., manager, H. P. White Laboratory, Bel Air,
Md.

255

Dingell, John D., U.S. Representative, 16th District, Michigan (as

presented by Senator Hruska).

151

Dominick, Peter H., U.S. Senator from Colorado..

SS2
Dorn, Francis (accompanied David F. Cohen, president, Pawn-
brokers' Association of the City of New York)-

1062
Fillinger, Halbert E., president, Pennsylvania Antique Gu Collec-
tors Association (accompanied by William F. Killeen).

1030
Foote, Frank (appearing on behalf of Melvin O. Steen, president

International Association of Game, Fish, & Conservation Commis-
sioners)

605
Foxworthy, Betty Ann, editor, Trap & Field magazine (accompanied

Joe H. McCracken III, representing the National Skeet Shooting
Association, the Amateur Trapshooting Association of the United
States and the Texas Skeet Shooters Association).---

639
Glassen, Harold W., president, National Rifle Association (accom-

panied by Franklin L. Orth, executive vice president and Woodson
S. Scott, vice president, National Rifle Association).

438, 513

Gomberg, Ephraim R., executive vice president, Crime Commission

of Philadelphia--

341

Gonzalez, Henry B., U.S. Representative, 20th District, Texas.. 295

Graham, Harry L., legislative representative, National Grange.

829

Gutermuth, C. R., vice president, Wildlife Management Institute.. 618

Hickenlooper, Bourke B., U.S. Senator from Iowa...

163

Hughes, Richard J., Governor of the State of New Jersey.

997

Jackson, Leon C., representing the American Society of Arms Collec-

tors, the Texas Gun Collectors Association and the Ark-La-Tex

Gun Collectors Association.

627

Jungroth, James R., president, North Dakota Wildlife Federation... 599
Kennedy, Robert F., U.S. Senator from New York.

159
Killeen, William F. (accompanied N. Halbert E. Fillinger, president,
Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association).

1030
Kimball, Thomas L., executive director, National Wildlife Federation,
Washington, D.C.

242
Knox, Neal, editor, Gun Week newspaper.

657
Livermore, Charles P., executive director, Chicago Commission on

Youth Welfare (appearing on behalf of Mayor Richard Daley of the
city of Chicago) -

409
Ludwig, Frederick J., chief assistant district attorney, Queens, Long
Island, N.Y.

102

McCracken, Joe H., III, representing the National Skeet Shooting

Association, the_Amateur Trapshooting Association of the United

States and the Texas Skeet Shooters Association (accompanied by

Mrs. Bettey Ann Foxworthy, editor, Trap & Field magazine).

639

McGiffert, David E., Under Secretary of the Army (accompanied by

Lt. Col. Joseph B. Berry, Acting Director of Civilian Marksman-

ship, National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice)..-

737

Metcalf, Lee, U.S. Senator from Montana (as presented by Senator

Hart)

149

Noble, William R., general counsel, National Retail Hardware

Association.

276

Orth, Franklin L., executive vice president, National Rifle Associa-

tion (accompanied by Harold W. Glassen, president, and Woodson
D. Scott, vice president, National Rifle Association)

438, 513

Page, Warren, president, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.

(accompanied by Robert C. Zimmer, counsel) --

793

Saylor, John P., U.S. Representative, 22d District Pennsylvania...

150

Schooley, John M., past president of the National Rifle Association. 96.5, 944
Scott, Woodson D., vice president, National Rifle Association (AC-
companied Franklin L. Orth, executive vice president).

439, 543
Shumaker, Paull L., director, Ohio Gun Collectors Association..
Sikes, Robert L. F., U.S. Representative, 1st District, Florida.

9.3
Sipes, John W., Director, Office of Munitions Control, Department
of State (accompanied by Robert A. Clark, Jr., Deputy Director,
Office of Munitions Control, Department of State).

165

Smith, Harold P., Rabbi, national chairman of the legislative com-

mittee of the Rabbinical Council of America...

S35

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