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NCJ Number: 34941 Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING ADMINISTRATORS - A SPECIAL REPORT ON HANDGUN CONTROL
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
Washington, DC 20001
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT INCLUDES THE TEXT OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING ADMINISTRATOR'S RESOLUTION ON GUN CONTROL, A REVIEW OF GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, AND AN OUTLINE OF GUN CONTROL OPTIONS.
Abstract: AFTER PRESENTING THE TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION, A BRIEF ISSUE PAPER DISCUSSING THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF THE GUN CONTROL PROBLEM AND THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THAT PROBLEM IS PRESENTED. INFORMATION IS THEN PROVIDED ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS: THE HISTORY OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION ON GUN CONTROL, EXISTING FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION; RECOMMENDATIONS ON GUN CONTROL FROM NATIONAL COMMISSIONS; AND THE HANDGUN CONTROL POLICY POSITIONS OF SEVERAL PROMINENT NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE GUN CONTROL PROBLEM ARE OUTLINED. AMONG THE POSSIBILITIES CONSIDERED ARE STRENGTHENING THE ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING LAWS, REGISTRATION, LICENSING, USE OF A WAITING PERIOD BETWEEN PURCHASE AND RECEIPT OF A HANDGUN, BANS ON SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS, PURCHASING LIMITATIONS, BANS ON PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF GUNS, AND MANDATORY SENTENCING.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Firearms acts; Gun Control; Laws and Statutes; Legislation; Policy
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