From: The Libertarian Eye
Before people start demanding stricter gun laws because a 16 year shot a classmate at Taft High School today. Here are some gun laws that were passed in 1968 that are still valid. Maybe we have to realize that people are the problem not the guns.
FIREARMS AND FEDERAL LAW: THE GUN CONTROL ACT OF 1968
The new federal prohibition barred licensees from the knowing transfer of a gun or ammunition to:
(1) Minors (under eighteen for shotguns and rifles; under twenty-one for handguns).
(2) Persons convicted of a state or federal felony, as well as the fugitives and defendants under indictment covered by the F.F.A.
(3) Adjudicated mental defectives and any person who had been committed to a mental institution.
(4) Persons who are* unlawful users of or "addicted to marijuana or any depressant or stimulant drug . . . or narcotic drug."
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison