CRIME: Machine Guns

In Chicago, met a subcommittee of the National Crime Commission. It examined an exhibit of gunman's gear. The ablest speaker present was Newton D. Baker, War-time Secretary of War. Said he:

"It is idiotic rubbish to talk of people protecting their lives with a pistol. A notion seems to be abroad in the land that the people have rights to protect themselves and must have a revolver to do so. We ought to ask the chiefs of police here if they know of a single case in which a citizen was helped in...

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