The Nation: Ban the Bullet

The campaign to regulate the sale of handguns more closely has consistently been thwarted by the argument that limiting a person's right to buy a weapon is an unconstitutional abridgment of his liberties. Now Susan Sullivan, a housewife in Winnetka, Ill., is trying a new and imaginative approach to the problem that might be summed up: If you can't ban the gun, ban the bullet.

Mrs. Sullivan's Committee for Hand Gun Control maintains that bullets are obviously dangerous objects that should be controlled by the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Petitioning the Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington, D.C., the group asks that...

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