Firearms: Limited Gun Law

For the first time since Robert Kennedy's assassination, the surviving Kennedy brother returned to his desk in the back row of the Senate. Teddy Kennedy came back at a poignant and appropriate moment. After the gunshot killings of Bobby and Martin Luther King, the Johnson Administration drew up gun-control legislation that went considerably beyond an earlier law that forbade the mail-order sale of revolvers and automatics. Chin cradled in hand, Ted Kennedy last week watched the Senate debate that measure.

The bill passed by an overwhelming 70 to 17. Aimed chiefly at helping the states enforce their own firearms-control laws...

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