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[82 STAT. 225]
[82 STAT. 225]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-351-JUNE 19, 1968

section. Sixty days after submission of its final report, the Commission shall cease to exist. (i)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, any member of the Commission is exempted, with respect to his appointment, from the operation of sections 203, 205, 207, and 209 of title 18, United States Code. (2) The exemption granted by paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not extend— (A) to the receipt of payment of salary in connection with the appointee's Government service from any source other than the private employer of the appointee at the time of his appointment, or (B) during the period of such appointment, to the prosecution, by any person so appointed, of any claim agamst the Government involving any matter with which such person, during such period, is or was directly connected by reason of such appointment. (j) There is authorized to be appropriated such sum as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. -(k) The foregoing provisions of this section shall take effect upon the expiration of the six-year period immediately following the date of the enactment of this Act. TITLE IV — S T A T E F I R E A R M S CONTROL A S S I S T A N C E FINDINGS AND DECLARATION

SEC. 901. (a) The Congress hereby finds and declares— (1) that there is a widespread traffic in firearms moving in or otherwise affecting interstate or foreign commerce, and that the existing Federal controls over such traffic do not adequately enable the States to control this traffic within their own borders through the exercise of their police power; (2) that the ease with which any person can acquire firearms other than a rifle or shotgun (including criminals, juveniles without the knowledge or consent of their parents or guardians, narcotics addicts, mental defectives, armed groups who would supplant the functions of dulv constituted public authorities, and others whose possession 01 such weapons is similarly contrary to the public interest) is a significant factor in the prevalence of lawlessness and violent crime in the United States; (3) that only through adequate Federal control over interstate and foreign commerce in these weapons, and over all persons engaging in the businesses of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in them, can this grave problem be properly dealt with, and effective State and local regulation of this traffic be made possible; (4) that the acquisition on a mail-order basis of firearms other than a rifle or shotgun by nonlicensed individuals, from a place other than their State of residence, has materially tended to thwart the effectiveness of State laws and regulations, and local ordinances; (5) that the sale or other disposition of concealable weapons by importers, manufacturers, and dealers holding Federal licenses, to nonresidents of the State in which the licensees' places of business are located, has tended to make ineffective the laws, regulations, and ordinances in the several States and local jurisdictions regarding such firearms; (6) that there is a causal relationship between the easy availability of firearms other than a rifle or shotgun and juvenile and

225 Termination. Conflict of interest.

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Effective date.