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Letter on Law and Order, 1

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Creator:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998
Title:Letter on Law and Order, 1
Date:1968 June 21

Letter dated June 21, 1968 from United States senator Albert Gore in response to a letter from a man in Johnson City, Tennessee about gun control legislation and the Poor People's March. Gore explains that in conjunction with a recnet anti-crime bill, he supported legislation to make local and state enforcement more effective; he mentions other bills and pledges to keep the man's view in mind while considering further legislation. Regarding the Poor People's March, Gore notes that the United States Constitution guarantees the right to petition government, as well as the need for governmental work to continue uninterrupted. He assures his correspondent of his close attention to the situation in conjunction with Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall. Identifying information has been removed to protect the identities of private citizens. Identifying information has been removed to protect the identities of private citizens.

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Subjects:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998 | Udall, Stewart L. | Legislators--United States | Politicians--Tennessee | Civil rights demonstrations--United States | Poor People's Campaign | Protest movements--United States | Gun control--United States | United States. Constitution | United States. Dept. of the Interior. Office of the Secretary--Officials and employees | United States, Tennessee, Washington County, Johnson City, 36.3134397, -82.3534727 | United States, Tennessee, Washington County
Collection:Albert Gore Sr. Senate Collection
Institution:Albert Gore Research Center (Middle Tennessee State University)
Contributors:Albert Gore Research Center (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
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Albert Gore Sr. Senate Collection, D32, "1968 Law [amp] Order (1)", Albert Gore Sr. Research Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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