The Nation: Battle Against the Gun

Henry Doss of Chicago kept a .38-cal. revolver for protection at the West Side gas station where he worked as an attendant. Early one Sunday morning, while attempting to thwart a robbery, he pulled the trigger and accidentally killed his 14-year-old son, who was wrestling with the intruder. The intruder was a 16-year-old girl who was packing her own .32-cal. pistol.

The shooting was another in the killing blitz that has hit Chicago in the past few weeks. The same weekend seven people were killed by gunshot, and another 41 were wounded in nonfatal...

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