July 25, J 969 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-SENATE 88571
SENATOR MANSFIELD TESTIFIES
DEl''ORE SUBCOMMITTEE ON
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr President. on
Wednesday, July 23, I appeared before
the Subcommittee on Juvenile Dellnquence
of the Committee on the Judiciary,
of which thE' distinguished Senator
from Connecticut 06ed on
the law-abiding gun owner. No sacrifice Is
askecrp&t.ra.tors of violent gnu crimes. The mes•
a.ge It brings to the criminal gun user IS
clear. Por ultl.tnately the decision to resort to
a ftrea.nn Is up to him. It he finds the penalty
so severe as to deter his use of this
deadly woopon, only then can society be protected
!rom the violence It produces. The
State or Ala.ska I understand has already
adopted suoh an approach. O~her states are
In the proces.s of joining the effort. Mr. Chairman,
I urge you and your subcommittee-already
so dl)e minority leader (Mr. Dirksen)
and other Senators, and S . 2057, lntroduoed
by the Senator from Indiana (Mr.
Bayh) and other Sena tors. will be held. and
the bills gtven the Immediate and considerate
judgment which they deserve.
July ·?. .>, 1969
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 45, Folder 8, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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