A social experiment and publicity stunt in New York City has enraged US Conservatives. A fake gun store was set up in the city, where gun store are prevented from ever opening due to state [more]
On March 4, gun control advocate, Gabby Giffords joins lawmakers in pushing for expanded background checks on Capitol Hill. The push faces an uphill battle due to GOP majorities in the House and Senate, [more]
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Uber, a 5-year-old company that has raised about $2.7 billion in cash and is valued by investors at over $40 billion, is in the limelight these days. It is expanding at breakneck speed, hiring thousands [more]
Three background checks per second; Black Friday's buying frenzy resulted in the largest ever number of firearms purchased on the US retail day. More than 175,000 gun background checks in total. It has been an [more]
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968
The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Pub.L. 90-351, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 197, 42 U.S.C. § 3711) was legislation passed by the Congress of the United States that established the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA). Title III of the Act set rules for obtaining wiretap orders in the United States. It has been started shortly after November 22, 1963 when evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy increased public alertness to the relative lack of control over the sale and possession of guns in America.
The Omnibus Crime Bill also prohibited interstate trade in handguns, increased the minimum age to 21 for buying handguns, and established a national gun licensing system. This legislation was soon followed by the Gun Control Act of 1968, which set forth additional gun control restrictions.