Sen. Mansfield on gun rights
The misunderstanding expressed by a Great Falls Tribune reader on Sen. Mike Mansfield's views on guns needs to be corrected. I heard Mansfield debate the issue of gun legislation at length with members of the National Rifle Association and others at a large forum on the Montana State University-Northern campus some years ago, and no one left that gathering with the notion that Mansfield supported gun control as such. He did, however, endorse some gun sale restrictions.
One item of legislation he supported would have limited the high-capacity of ammo clips in semi-automatic weapons...