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    The Mailing of Arms Act (1927)

    The Mailing of Arms Act (1927)

    This is the federal law that prohibits mailing handguns through the post office. The Congress before it was passed debated the bill and Senator Shields (D-TN) did a Bloomberg explanation:
    Fifty-three negroes killed by negroes. Only seven negroes killed [by\ whites. Only two whites killed by negroes--one a white burglar and the other assassinated by negro bandits....
    Here we have laid bare the principal cause for the high murder rate in Memphis--the carrying by colored people of a concealed deadly weapon, most often a pistol. Can we not cope with this situation?
    All of this is on p. 3946, but I have included the whole discussion for context. A reader points out that the word by was left out of the original.





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    but.... but... but... the republicans are the party of hate and racism.. The democrats have always loved minorities...

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      #3
      I guess the Federal Government in 1927 never imagined there would be FED EX.....

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        #4
        It didn't work in 1927 and it hasn't worked since. Time to drop all these ill conceived laws.
        Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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