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To Fight Crime

Do restrictive anti-gun laws deter crime? Not so, says the authoritative NATIONAL POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AM RICA, in a strongly-worded resolution published in the February 1963 issue of Guns magazine, 8150 N. Central Park, Skokie, Illinois.

Positive Values Stressed The Police group strongly denounces "restrictive anti-gun laws", and emphasizes positive values such as firearms safety, the promotion of health, the need for weapons training as essential to national defense, and the need for an armed citizenry to assist "in the daily fight against crime." The Association strongly declares the right of American citizens legally to "purchase, without restriction, a handgun, rifle, air rifle, shotgun, or a like item,"


WHEREAS: The beginning history of our nation was writ

ten and our sovereignty assured by the heroic sacrifice of volunteer riflemen, adept in their use and armed

by their own personal weapons, and WHERLAS: The professional military forces of our country

have through the conflicts of the past relied upon trained citizen soldiers who were capable in the use of

hrearms, and WHEREAS: It is reasonable to believe that a capable and

well armed citizenry, as a potential backup to our regular forcng, could well Peter an aggressor from our shores, and effectively assist in interdicting the enemy

progress, should he effect a bridgehead, and WHERLAS: Restrictive anti-gun laws have never been, and

never will be a successful deterrent to crime, organized

or otherwise, and WHEREAS: Restrictive anti-gun laws do not succeed in

disarming the criminal, but do disarm the law abiding
citizen, thus denying the law abiding citizen effective
self-defense, as well as jeopardizing his opportunities for
training in the use of firearms, and discouraging his
hunting and gun sports afield. We, the undersigned,
make the following statements for and in behalf of the
National Police Officers Association of America and
National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc, in the best
interests of all law abiding citizens of the United States
of America:
Proper training in the safe and effective use of firearms
is as important to the healh and security of our Nation
now as it was in the early days of our National History,
when the "Minutemen" with their rifles and their knowl.
edge of musketry rallied so gallantly to our cause.
The shooting sports, consisting largely of wholesome
activity in the great outdoors, hunting the game of field
and marsh, or participating in the competitive gun
sports, contributes importantly to our nation's health
and physical fitness.
Gun laws today, as they all too often exist at the Federal,
State, and local levels of government, frequently resolve
into a conglomeration of contradictory mandates that are
difficult if not impossible to effectively and impartially
enforce. When such inept gun laws do appear they dis-
arm or severely restrict the law abiding citizen in legiti.
mately owning a firearm, thereby depriving such citizen
of his rightful heritage to own, become proficient in, and
to use a firearm in competition and recrertional activities.
The person of criminal intent could not be less interested
in vague, uncnforceable gun laws. Only the law respect-

ing citizen will how to obey, thus forfeiting his precious
common law right of sell protection in his castle, in
addition depriving hunself of healthful pursuits of shoot.
ing sports aheld; and thus is lost beyond recall his
revered heritage of the "Minutemen of Lexington and
III.planned, restrictive gun law's consistently disarm and
bind the law respecting citizen, eliminating any possi
bility of his assisting in the daily hent against crime, by
placing him in a passive pose wherein he is unable to

protect himself, family or premises.
DE IT RESOLVED THEREFORE: That we, the undersigned.

do urgently recommend in the light of the aforesaid, that all gun laws now existing within the Federal Gov. ernment, and the several States be codified within the clear intent of the United States Constitution and that all inactments in consonance with this subject be carefully forged so as to protect the rightful heritage of the law abiding American citizen to have and to hold firearms in Tawful pursuits of gun sports, for his self protection, and in the light of the armed citizen's im

portance in our National defense. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we now commend the

prosecutors of the Federal Government and the various States for the vigorous action taken on their part in the prosecution of criminals committing felonies while armed with a firearm. And, further. strongly recommend to the courts a continuance of the policy of strict enforcement of the penalties prescribed wherein a crime

is aggravated by the use of a firearm. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we believe that an Ameri.

can citizen of voting age or a member of the I'nited States Armed Forces, of what ever age, should have the right to legally purchase, without restriction, a handgun, rifle air rille, shotgun, or a like item, excepting fully

automatic firearms. DE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we believe in the value

of the National Rifle Association sponsored Hunter Safety Program, and recommend its adoption by all States of the United States as a qualification precedent

to the issuing of hunting licenses. SIGNED:







FORT 1. AL DERDALE VERS. Vonular. Juli 6.1964



NEW YORK. UPIT -- Arested early yesterday on a 1 was charged, arraigned "I didn't want to be an 27-year-old New York Univer. charge of carrying a con- and paroled."

other kitty Genovese, She sity secretary complained to cealed

weapon, then

Miss Del Fava said she said. "I didn't know it was day she was treated just paroled in her own custody hegan carrying a three-inch against the law to carry a like criminal aiter she for a July 14 hearing.

switchblade knife after the knife. It made me feel a lot thwarted rape by a sailor by I was told not to worry." savage March 13 rape-mur. more secure, a lot safer" stabbing him with a small said Miss Del Fava, *The der of Kitty Genovese, whose Miss De Fava said she switchblade knife she carried police said it was just a screams were heard and went to the World's Fair with in her purse for protection. technicality, but I still was nored by 38 New York neigh a girl friend Saturday night Arlene Del Fava was ar treated just like a criminal. bors

and they walked back to their homes in Forest Hills. She said goodnight to her friend Continued on Page 184. Col. 5)

Girl Arrested
After Knifing
Her Attacker


(Continued from Page One) and started to walk the last several well-lit blocks home alone.

"Suddenly a man grabbed me around the legs and tried to drag me into the shadows I reached into my purse and got the knife. I fell over him and pressed the button.

"Then he suddenly let go.

I looked at my hand and ARLENE DEL FAVA there was blood on it. I ... justifiable self-defense thought it was my own blood.

I didn't realize I had stabbed

Miss Del Fava said a car came along and she ran into the street and flagged it. The driver took her home,

Police investigated and arrested Harold Model, 20, a Navy fireman apprentice, at a hospital where he had gone for treatment of stab wounds in the back and left side. Model, reported in good condition, was charged with felonious assault and attempted rape.

The incident took place while Regina Marshall of neighboring Brooklyn was dying in the hallway of ber home, the knife of an unknown assailant in her heart. She had just left two friends after returning fron a gay evening at Coney Island.

WHERE WERE THE POLICE when this beautiful girl was being crindnally attacked? Sensible police officials know that the police camot be at every place to stop crime, and that the larabiding citizens nood arms for self defense.

FORT LAUDERDALE SETS, Friday. Feb. 19, 1965





PICKED CLEAN — The store behind this sign has surrendered to thieves. The branch of Imperial Cleaners which formerly occupied the building in Toledo, Ohio. was the object of three burglaries, two armed robberies and a sneak theft since 1962. The last robbery Feb. 10 was too much.

(AP Wirephoto)

Rescues Abducted Wife

FORT LAUDERDALE NEWS, Wed., April 22, 1964

State Senator
Kills Terrorist

LAKE PLACID. M - State blasted the Negro when be rol Sen. Hayward H. Davis killed turned to the home with Mn. an unidentified armed Negro Davis to pick up her driver's with two shotgun blasts last license, Barringer said. night after the man had terrorized the family for four hours.ed the case:

As investigators reconstructthe Highlands County Sheriff's

Mrs. Davis and her children office reported.

Deputy Sheriff Bob Barringer were alone in their home, 20 said the intruder had abducted miles west of Lake Okeeche Davis' wife, Carol, in the fam- bee in South Central Florida ily auto, leaving Davis bound yesterday afternoon when the

Negro knocked and asked to see and gagged in a closet.

Davis, 35, worked free, armed her husband. He said he had himself with a shotgun and car trouble and feeded help. He

left when Mrs. Davis told him her husband was away and she could not help him.

HE WAITED She took the children shopping and returned home. They got into swim suits and went to a nearby lake for a swim. When they returned to the house, they found the man awaiting them.

The assailant held them captive at gunpoint until Davis arrived. He, too, was taken cap tive.

Mrs. Davis was forced to bind

and gag her husband with neckEN. H. H. DAVIS ties and other improvised ma... bound and gagged terial. Davis was forced into a


The gunman ordered Mrs. Da-
vis to accompany him in the
Davis auto.
Meanwhile, Davis

worked free and armed himself with his double-barreled shotgun.

"I knew somehow or other they would return," he said.

Shortly thereafter the Davis car pulled into the drive and vir Mrs. Davis and her captor





The ARMED CITIZEN can often make arrests or prevent crimes which require months or years of police effort to solve. Some crimes are never solved. i hus, citizens are protected and the cost of law enforcement and the tax bunden are reduced.

The following examples are taken from "The American Rifleman" magazine, published by the National Rifle Association, 1600 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, 6, D. C., which helps educate the public on gun laws. Dues are $5.00 per year:

In the following cases the criminals attacked with knife, razor, and axe handle, as well as with guns. One used a stolen automobile. Stolen guns are often used. These armed citizens are more fortunate than many unarmed victims who are often killed, kidnaped, maimed, or tortured by fiends.

January 1962

September 1962

The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen

Lae-enforcement officers


at time be where they are needed to protect We or property in danger of serious violetion in many such instances the citizen has no choice but to defend himself with a fun Letos are accounts of recent instances dirated from newspaper clippings sent in by NRA Members

Lavenforcement officers cannot at all times be where they are needed to protect life or property in danger of serious violation to many ruch Instance the citizen bas no choice but to defend himsell with pun. Delos aro accounu of recept neason algeoved from newspaper clipping seat in by NA Momberi

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Before dawn, a holdup man in a stole a pulled into the Linden, NT.

w station where Robert Haut is employed, came up to Haut and an. nounced a stickup, stabbed Haut in the cheel and snatched a wallet. Haut pulled out his gun and shot his attacker twice in the abdomen, wounding him critically. (N. Y. Mirror)

As William Harlin was leaving his Oak Part, Mich., sporting goods store, 16-year-old escaped delinquent with a 16-ga. shotgun stepped from behind some trash cans and tried to force him back into the store. Harlin drew a cal. 32 automatic and shot the youth in the chest. Waving the shotgun the young holdup ruan and tried to duck behind Harlin's car, but Harlin killed him with another shot. (Detroit News)

While closing his candy store in Detrott, John Jakublat was attacked by

He broke away and got an ve handle with which to defend him

au, but his assailants took that iway from him and beat him with it. As one of the thug wou hitting him, the other tried to get at Jakubiak's wallet. Again the store owner broke away and this time got i 32 automatic pistol from the cash register and began firing. One of the attacker fell dead, the other was seriously wounded in the face, Deck, and back. (Detroit Free Press) While trying to evade the charge of

. . Rhodes, Sarevepon, , veterinarian, called to an assistant to get gun. The Assistant got 38 and pesed it to Dr. Rhodes who then ordered his a silent to halt. When the order went unheeded, the veterinarian fired. He hit his man, but the attacker continued, No Dr. Rhodes fired again. The attacker tell dead. (Shreveport Times)

Hearing cream for help from a woman who had just en bus stationery Hore in New York City, Albert L Canton grabbed his 38 revolver and nan to the woman. She told him ber purte had been snatched and pointed to feeing man. Canton took off after the yere trapped him in a building 2 blocks away. and marched him to the nearest police station. (New York Daily News)

A man entered Walter A. Waclas' Columbus, Ga., package store, of dered a bottle of whisky, and then pulled a cal. 38 pistol and announced · holdup. Watkins took his own pistol from under the counter and Ared once, killing the holdup man. (Ledger Enquirer)

When be arrived at the Nape, Camil. tavern where he in employed, bartender Wally Frost noticed that the janitor was not at work as usual. Before entering. he took . .38 pistol from his car. Inside he found the janitor bound and gagged and 2 masked men at work. Frost shot one burglar to death on the spot. The other ran but was picked up by police nearby. (UPI)

One of 2 masked gunmen was shot and both were in custody in Talen, Okle, after they tried to force their way into the home of Clarence F. Keep and rod him. One of the bandits ran from the house after being disarmed by Kamp. The second tried to escape, but the 61-year old Tulsan felled him with a pistol shot. (Tulsa Daily World)

While his father #ruggled with 2 thups who were trying to hold up the family's food store in Wileonville, Oregn 18-year-old Terry W. Lowrie waited for an opening and, when he got it, shot one of the bandits in the head, injuring him fatally. The other boodlum ned in I waiting car, but young Lowrie pumped S shots into the vehicle, possibly causing it to go out of control and crash into power pole. The 2 men inside pot away on foot. (Portland Oregonian)

An El Monte, Call. Osteopath, Dr. Ralpli G. Guyton, heard noises in hle office, armed himself with 38 revolver, and surprised burglar runsacking medical cabinets Apparently searching for narcotics. The intruder had sawed on ahotgun, but he put it down and lunged at Dr. Gaytan. Dur. ing a struggle, the osteopath fired twice, one shot hitting the burglar in the head and killing him. (Los Angeles Herald-Examinar)

Alerted by his wife when she heard noises outside their bedroom, John Dealel of Dallas, Tex., picked uppletol and slipped out to the front yard. There he spied youth rolling i tire, removed from Daniel's car, acrou ! neighbor's yard. Daniel, « retired po lice captain once in charge of the auto theft bureau, Ared bullet into the ground. The young Vandal and an accomplice who was still kneeling beside the car promptly surrendered. (Dallas Morning News)

Dann. K. Bectuated wu sleeping in a room over his service station in Tac

Si, Ar. Me teard et driva sipena raw 2 youths get out and break into I vending machine. Becksted called the police and got his 38 revolver, but before he could get downstalnı, one of the burglar ran away, The other heeded Becksted's order to hand still and remained until police arrived. (APzona Daily Star)

In the hospital awaiting removal of .bullet, youth with an extensive po lice record admitted having twice previously held up the Wilmingtou, Del., combination grocery store-service station where he had been shot by the op. erator. Mn. Thelma Lance, during his third attempt. (Evening Journal)

Alarmed by the sound of . car Mopping suddenly outside his Arundel, Quebec, branch bank, manager Charles Card Parmas looked from his otce window to see armed, hooded men piling from pickup truck outside. Parran ran up the back stain to his Apartment over the bank us the robbers fired at him. As Farrun was loading hh thotgun the bandits had lined up customen and tellers downstain and de. manded the male be opened. Told that only the manager had the combination, they scooped the cash from the tellers drawers and Med-but Farran was wall. ing. As the thieve climbed into their truck, he fred I shots. The truck then ped away. Shortly after. police found the solen truck abandoned, with a fend hoodlum tiple police identited a baviag been killed by Farran. (Montreal Star)

A Canton, Oblo, man was sent to the hospital in serious condition with sholfun wounds in the face after he tried to force his way into the home of Cd L Myon of the same city. Myen maid the Intruder had pushed through the door, holding his hand in his pocket w if to conceal handgun. Myen pot I shotgun and told the visitor to leave to no avail. He finally fired at pointblank range - the intruder advanced making threata. (Canton Repository)

When Prod Wayne, I clerk in & Loule confectionery store, wus sp proached by a stranger who threatened him olther and demand can he Wito we cash register, look out • gun, and beld the bandit at gunpoint whilo woman customer called the police. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

After Alling in order in • liquor Hore In Fl Worth, Ton, night attendant W. C. WIL turned to find himself facing run. He ducted behind , counter, grabbed 1.45 plutol, and chased the runman from the ston. (Fr. Worth Star Telegram)

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"There's a new topic in Washington drawing rooms and the fact that it is, is a shocking commentary on the Nation's Capital.

"The subject is bodily attack on women--not women who court disaster by walking unattended in questionable sections of town, but women who move in Washington social circles and who were attacked in their own homes"

So writes Betty Beale, who authors the most widely read column in America on Washington society. It appears in the Washington Evening Star and is syndicated by the Hall Syndicate in 100 other daily newspapers. Miss Beale's column about D. C. crime has been reprinted in scores of additional newspapers. It dramatizes this problem not only in Washington but in nearly all the major metropolitan cites.

Continues Miss Beale: "This columnist is a native-born Washingtonian who has been going around socially since her late teens but never before in her life has she heard the assault of one's friends discussed at feminine luncheons where new and horrifying evidence piles up the minute the subject is brought up.

"There was the general's wife who was sitting in her bathtub when a man slipped in from behind her and threw a coat over her head so she couldn't see him. When she tried to fight him off he injured her, but she was saved from a worse fate when he slipped and fell, got rattled and stepped out of the bathroom. She quickly locked the door, then screamed for help out the window until help came. The meager identification she could give was enough to apprehend her assailant in the matter of hours.

"There was the granddaughter of a Washington official who was attacked around noon in her own apartment by two men who broke her nose when she screamed and would have done worse when she was literally saved by the bell. Her front doorbell rang and they bolted, leaving her in a state of shock.

"There was the retired minister's wife who was raped and whose name, like that of the other two women, was with held from publication.

"And there was little Mrs. Brooks Hays, wife of the Special Assistant to the President, who was sitting in her


bedroom when a man entered, threatened her life and robbed her. There are more, but these are ones that have taken place only in the past month.

"Over a year ago there were nine housebreakings in one small fashionable residence. ..police were requested by the home owners not to make the complaints public. Perhaps it would be a good thing if more of these crimes got into the papers to give the politicians here a good look at the situation our Capital faces unless some strenuous measures are taken.

"* 'Isn't it odd,' observed a feminine resident somewhat sarcastically at a luncheon the other day, 'that Washington has become the proving ground for all human rights except the right of law-abiding citizens to be protected in their own homes?"

"Thereafter ensued a serious discussion by some of the more social women in Washington as to the methods of self-protection they should all acquire without further procrastination. One told of tear gas that comes in fountain pen size. Another said she already had one of those little gadgets you can carry in your pocket that goes off like a siren. The American Embassy in Leopoldville wrote back to the States for some of these last year after two of the Embassy women had been assaulted on the streets.

"The sirens are now carried in a fashionable Washington store, along with the tear gas pens.

"And this is the Capital of the United States, not the Congo."

(Pictures omitted for lack of spaco. For full articlo
860 HUMAN EVENTS weekly, 410 First St., S.E., Washington,
D.C., April 6, 1963, $9 per yoar.)

Tho tear gas pon, reprnonting a revolution in self-detonse and crime datorrence,
is an ingenious device. Simple enough for a child to operate and completely rate,
it rondert a potontial attacker or attackers-armed or unormad-instantly holpleu.
It rolls for $8.95. The hand siren rotails for $3.95. In Washington they are sold
by Camolior and Buckley.

uth prte.

Jan. 65

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