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Press release dated June 24, 1965, announcing public hearings on proposals

relating to firearms control...-

Executive Communication No. 748 dated March 12, 1965, including ex-

planation, section-by-section analysis, and proposed language of bills
to amend the National Firearms Act and the Federal Firearms Act,
from Hon. Douglas Dillon, Secretary of the Treasury, to Hon. John W.
McCormack, Speaker of the House of Representatives.-

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STATEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT WITNESSES
Justice, Department of, Hon. Nicholas de B. Katzenbach, Attorney Gen-
eral..

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Treasury, Department of the:

Barr, Hon. Joseph W., Under Secretary

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Coggins, Chief, Technical Branch, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Legal

Division, Internal Revenue Service..

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Cohen, Hon. Sheldon S., Commissioner of Internal Revenue. 25, 115

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STATEMENTS OF PUBLIC WITNESSES
Abbitt, Hon. Watkins M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Virginia

Amateur Trap Shooting Association, Joseph H. McCracken III.
American Society of Arms Collectors, Leon C. Jackson..
Ark-La-Tex Gun Collectors Association, Leon C. Jackson.
Arkansas State Skeet Shooting Association, Joseph H. McCracken III...
Arnold, David, Michigan Department of Conservation and the Association

of Midwest Fish, Game & Conservation Commissioners -
Association of Midwest Fish, Game & Conservation Commissioners,

David Arnold..

Baring, Hon. Walter S., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Nevada..

Beamer, Robert P., National Retail Hardware Association.

Beckham, Arthur S., Jr., North Carolina Rifle & Gun Association.

Bennett, James V., former Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Berry, Hon. E. Y., a Representative in Congress from the State of South

Dakota

Big T Club, Woodson D. Scott..
Boston, Mass., Department of Public Safety, Sgt. Edward Higgins..

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Brostron, Col. Curtis, Chief, St. Louis, Mo., Police Department.--
Broyhill, Hon. James T., a Representative in Congress from the State of

North Carolina..
California Skeet Association, Joseph H. McCracken III.
Camp Fire Club of America, Clayton E. Wheat, Jr.-
Casey, Hon. Bob, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas.-
Coablyn Rifle & Gun Club, Clayton E. Wheat, Jr., president...
Colorado State Rifle & Pistol Association, John M. Schooley, chairman,

legislative committee..
Cummings, Samuel, president, International Armament Corp-
Dallas Gun Club, Joseph H. McCracken III...
Dennis, Robert T., assistant conservation director, Izaak Walton League

of America.---
Dingell, Hon. John D., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Michigan.
Edwards, James E., legislative chairman, Florida Sportsmen's Association.
Field, Leslie E., Mars Equipment Corp. and Shore Galleries -
Field & Stream, Warren Page, shooting editor.--
Florida Sportsmen's Association, James E. Edwards, legislative chairman.
Foote, Frank, Nebraska Game, Forestation and Parks Commission.
Foxworthy, Mrs. Betty Ann, editor, Trap & Field magazine.
Garmatz, Hon. Edward A., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Maryland
Glassen, Harold W., International Association of Fish, Game & Conserva-

tion Commissioners and Michigan United Conservation Clubs.Goodwin, Vaughn K., first vice president, National Muzzle Loading Rifle

Association.
Greater New York Pistol League, Clayton E. Wheat, Jr., special repre-

sentative
Gutermuth, C. R., vice president, Wildlife Management Institute.
Hadley, E.' C., president, Sporting Arms & Ammunition Manufacturers

Institute.
Hayden, John W., Jr. deputy attorney general, State of New Jersey
Hicks, W. B., Jr. executive secretary, Liberty Lobby-
Higgins, Sgt. Edward, Department of Public Safety, Boston, Mass -
Hilliard, E. H., Jr., president, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
Horton, Hon. Frank J., a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York.
International Armament Corp., Samuel Cummings, president-
International Association of Fish, Game & Conservation Commissioners,

Harold W. Glassen.
Izaak Walton League of America, Robert T. Dennis, assistant conservation

director..
Jackson, Leon C., American Society of Arms Collectors, Ark-La-Tex Gun

Collectors Association, and Texas Gun Collectors Association...
Jacobsmeyer, Maj. Adolph, St. Louis, Mo., Police Department..
Johnston, La Dow, president, Ohio Gun Collectors Association.
Kimball, Thomas L., executive director, National Wildlife Federation.-
Liberty Lobby, W. B. Hicks, Jr., executive secretary-
Lindsay, Hon. John V., a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York..
McCracken, Joseph H., III, National Skeet Shooting Association, Amateur

Trap Shooting Association, Texas Skeet Shooters Association, Arkansas
State Skeet Shooting Association, California Skeet Association, and

Dallas Gun Club...
Manhattan Rifle & Revolver Association, Clayton E. Wheat, Jr., vice

president and chairman, legislative committee
Mars Equipment Corp., Leslie E. Field..
Michigan Department of Conservation, David Arnold.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Harold W. Glassen.
Moss, Mrs. Maxine, editor, Muzzle Blasts magazine---
Murphy, Hon. John M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

New York.
Muzzle Blasts magazine, Mrs. Maxine Moss, editor..
National Board for Promotion of Rifle Practice, George R. Whittington..
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Vaughn K. Goodwin, first

vice president..

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National Retail Hardware Association:

Beamer, Robert P.

Noble, W. R., counsel.
National Rifle Association of America, Franklin L. Orth, executive vice

president.
National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc., E. H. Hilliard, Jr., president.
National Skeet Shooting Association, Joseph H. McCracken III.
National Wildlife Federation, Thomas L. Kimball, executive director -
Nebraska Game, Forestation and Parks Commission, Frank Foote...
New Jersey, State of:

Hayden, John W., Jr., deputy attorney general..

Sills, Arthur J., attorney general.-
New York City Police Department, Leonard E. Riesman, deputy com-

missioner.
Noble, W. R., counsel, National Retail Hardware Association.
North Carolina Rifle & Gun Association, Arthur S. Beckham, Jr.
Ohio Gun Collectors Association, La Dow Johnston, president.--
Orth, Franklin L., executive vice president, National Rifle Association of

America...
Page, Warren, shooting editor, Field & Stream.
Reisman, Leonard E., deputy commissioner, New York City Police De-

partment..
Roslyn Club, Woodson D. Scott.-
St. Louis, Mo., Police Department:

Brostron, Col. Curtis, chief

Jacobsmeyer, Maj. Adolph.
Sargent, Raymond L., chairman, Legislative Committee, Texas State Rifle

Association.
Saylor, Hon. John P., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Pennsylvania..
Schooley, John M., chairman, Legislative Committee, Colorado State Rifle

& Pistol Association.-
Scott, Woodson D., the Roslyn Club, Teaneck Club, and Big T Club.
Shore Galleries, Leslie E. Field..
Sikes, Hon. Robert L. F., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Florida..
Sills, Arthur J., attorney general, State of New Jersey.
Sporting Arms & Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, E. C. Hadley,

president.
Steinberg, David J., Alexandria, Va.--
Sullivan, Hon. Leonor K., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Missouri..
Teaneck Club, Woodson D. Scott.
Texas Gun Collectors Association, Leon C. Jackson..
Texas Skeet Shooters Association, Joseph H. McCracken III.
Texas State Rifle Association, Raymond L. Sargent, chairman, legislative

committee.
Trap & Field magazine, Mrs. Betty Ann Foxworthy, editor.
Whittington, George R., National Board for Promotion of Rifle Practice.
Wheat, Clayton E., Jr., Camp Fire Club of America, Manhattan Rifle &

Revolver Association, Greater New York Pistol League, and Coablyn

Rifle & Gun Club..
Wildlife Management Institute, C. R. Gutermuth, vice president.--.

MATERIAL SUPPLIED FOR THE RECORD
Amateur Trap Shooting Association, Joseph H. McCracken III:

Exhibit A. List of State associations and affiliated clubs..
Exhibit B(1). Excerpt from the Traphouse for April 1965-
Exhibit B(2). Exceprt from the Traphouse for May 1965.
Exhibit B(3). Excerpts from Skeet Shooting Review for March 1965.

Exhibit C. Excerpt from Trap & Field for June 1965..
American Bar Association, Section of Criminal Law, Kenneth J. Hodson,

chairman, resolution and report No. 58, dated August 1965.
Ames Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., of North Easton, Mass., Edward E. O'Brien,

Jr., president, letter dated July 15, 1965, to Leo H. Irwin, chief counsel,

Committee on Ways and Means..
Arizona Game & Fish Department, statement...

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Arizona Game Protective Association, N. A. “Bill” Winter, Jr, chairman,

statement..
Arkansas State Skeet Shooting Association, Joseph H. McCracken III:

Exhibit A. List of State associations and affiliated clubs.-
Exhibit B(1). Excerpt from the Traphouse for April 1965.
Exhibit B(2). Excerpt from the Traphouse for May 1965.
Exhibit B(3). Excerpts from Skeet Shooting Review for March 1965..

Exhibit C. Excerpt from Trap & Field for June 1965..-
Atkinson, W. T., Atkinson & Marquart Rifle Co., letter dated July 13, 1965,

to Leo H. Irwin, chief counsel, Committee on Ways and Means--
Babb, Roger L., NRA committee chairman, Tucson (Ariz.) Wildlife

Unlimited, letter dated July 15, 1965, to Chairman Mills -
Barker, Elliott S., executive secretary, New Mexico Wildlife & Conserva-

tion Association, letter dated July 2, 1965, with attached resolution, to

Chairman Mills..
Bess, Gordon, Canon City, Colo., letter dated July 12, 1965, to Chairman

Mills
Big T Club, Woodson D. Scott:

Letter dated June 16, 1965, from A. Bernard Kelland, administrative

assistant in charge, Pistol License Bureau, Police Department,

City of New York.

Letter dated July 5, 1965, from Manuel Lena.-
Boone & Crockett Club, Robert S. Waters, president, statement.
Bull, A. H., legislative chairman, Washington State Rifle & Pistol Associa-
tion, Inc.:
Editorial from Seattle Times, entitled “What Price Leniency to

Criminals?”', dated July 26, 1965.

Statement
Burroughs, L. S., president, Wabash Valley Gun Collectors' Association,

statement..
Burton, L. Arthur, secretary, Citizens Committee for Firearms Legislation,

statement.
California Skeet Association, Joseph H. McCracken III:

Exhibit A. List of State associations and affiliated clubs
Exhibit B(1). Excerpt from the Traphouse for April 1965-
Exhibit B(2). Excerpt from the Traphouse for May 1965-
Exhibit B(3). Excerpts from Skeet Shooting Review for March 1965..

Exhibit C. Excerpt from Trap & Field for June 1965.
Camp Fire Club of America, P. Randolph Harris and Charles H. Stoll,

letter dated July 16, 1965, to Chairman Mills -
Campsey, H. O., Claysville (Pa.) Sportsmen, letter dated July 9, 1965,

to Chairman Mills. Cantrell, Mark Lea, Hooker, Okla., letter with covering letter, dated July

27, 1965, from Congressman Jed Johnson, Jr.--
Casey, Hon. Bob, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas:

Crime and the repeat offender in the District of Columbia--..
H.R. 5642, a bill prohibiting use in the commission of certain crimes

of firearms transported in interstate commerce.
Letter dated March 9, 1965, to U.S. attorney for the District of

Columbia
Letter dated March 30, 1965, from the U.S. attorney for the District

of Columbia
Chandler, George T., Pratt, Kans., statement..
Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association, Duward L. Regnier, president,

letter dated July 16, 1965, to Congressman Robert C. Dole and Congressman Garner Shriver. Citizens Committee for Firearms Legislation, L. Arthur Burton, secre

tary, statement.. Citizens Committee on Natural Resources, Dr. Spencer M. Smith, Jr.,

secretary, statement..
Claysville (Pa.) Sportsmen, H. O. Campsey, letter dated July 9, 1965, to

Chairman Mills...
Cohen, Hon. Sheldon S., Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Treasury
Department:

Application for license (Federal Firearms Act).
Basic Facts of Firearms Control (Federal and State), prepared by

the National Rifle Association, Washington, D.C.

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Comparative tabular analysis showing effect of principal provisions

of administration's firearms bills.. Form used by Maryland State police on transfer of ownership of fireInterstate Traffic in Firearms and Ammunition, publication No. 417

(Rev. 1-65), Internal Revenue Service.. Machineguns and Certain Other Firearms, publication No. 232 (Rev.

1-63), Internal Revenue Service----Organization chart of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, En

forcement Branch..
Proposed amendments to National Firearms Act (H.R. 6629 and

H.R. 6782).
Proposed amendments to the bill to amend the Federal Firearms

Act (H.R. 6628 and H.R. 6783) -
Colorado State Rifle & Pistol Association, John M. Schooley, chairman,

legislative committee, resolution.--
Colorado Wildlife Federation, Inc., L. W. Hunnicutt, chairman, letter

dated July 20, 1965, to Leo H. Irwin, chief counsel, Committee on Ways

and Means. Connecticut State Rifle & Revolver Association, James E. Murray III,

legislative chairman, letter dated July 15, 1965, to Chairman Mills -Cummings, Samuel, president, International Armament Corp., statement

before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency,

July 27, 1965.
Dallas Gun Club; Joseph H. McCracken III:

Exhibit A. List of State associations and affiliated clubs..
Exhibit B(1). Excerpt from the Traphouse for April 1965
Exhibit B(2). Excerpt from the Traphouse for May 1965
Exhibit B(3). Excerpts from Skeet Shooting Review for March 1965..

Exhibit C. Excerpt from Trap & Field for June 1965-
de Carriere, A. A., chairman, legislative committee, Washington Arms

Collectors, Inc., statement-
Dennis, Robert T., assistant conservation director, Izaak Walton League

of America, Resolution No. 15, dated June 27, 1964.
Diaz, Joseph, Jr., Bridgeport, Conn., letter dated July 14, 1965, to Chair-

man Mills
Dingell, Hon. John D., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Michigan, editorial entitled "S. 1592 and You”.
Duquesne Brewing Co., Bill Walsh, conservation director, letter dated

July 1, 1965, to Chairman Mills...
Edwards, James E., legislative chairman, Florida Sportsmen's Association:

Article entitled “Firearms and Freedom" by James E. Edwards.-
Article from Fort Lauderdale News dated April 22, 1964, entitled

“State Senator Kills Terrorist”.
Article from Fort Lauderdale News dated July 6, 1964, entitled

"Girl Arrested in Knifing Attacker".
Article from Human Events dated April 6, 1963, entitled “Muggings,

Assaults, Rapes Shock Capital Society”.
Articles from the American Rifleman magazine dated January 1962

and September 1962 entitled “The Armed Citizen”
Bill No. 65-410, enacted by Legislature of the State of Florida.
Letter dated August 19, 1965, with three enclosures, to Chairman

Mills
Outline for book entitled “Firearms for Jobs and Freedom" by

James E. Edwards..
Reform bill No. 65-8-Lawful Uses of Firearms.
Resolution by National Police Officers Association of America, Na-

tional Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.

Tests for a sensible gun law..
Edwards, William B., San Francisco, Calif., statement
Federal Cartridge Corp., Charles L. Horn, president, statement-
Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc., and Rhode Island State

Rifle & Revolver Association, Chester C. Gabeler, chairman, Firearms
Committees, statement.

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