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Title: Gun Control and Constitutional Rights: Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary on the Constitutional Oversight of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on the Enforcement of the Gun Control Act of 1968, September 15, 1980
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 740
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a transcript of testimony presented at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to explore the complaints that have been received from citizens regarding the manner in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) has been enforcing the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Abstract: The subcommittee focuses on alleged abuses of the law's enforcement provisions in terms of search and seizure, warrant procedures, privacy rights, and allegations of entrapment by the BATF. Assistant Secretary Richard Davis of the Treasury Department testifies as to overall policy and procedures of the BATF in enforcing the Gun Control Act. Citizen witnesses testify about their experiences as a result of the enforcement of the act. Other witnesses who testify on their views of the BATF's enforcement of the act are the executive director of the National Coalition to Ban Handguns, the executive director of the National Rifle Association, and a consultant to the National Rifle Association. Written statements, exhibits, and correspondence from concerned citizens regarding violations of their constitutional and civil rights are included. A 525-item bibliography is provided as well.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE or ATF); Entrapment; Federal legislation; Gun Control Act of 1968; Gun control legislation; Right of privacy; Search and seizure; Search warrants
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