Unintended Consequences - Study Guide Section II: Growth: June 5, 1968- December 21, 1978 Summary & Analysis

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Robert Kennedy has been assassinated, creating a total of three murders of national figures in 5 years. Henry and Uncle Max are concerned that these events will result in further restrictions on gun ownership, and they are interested in accumulating as many rifles, semi- and fully automatic weapons as possible before this occurs. Many types of guns are already illegal. Max and Henry go to a live pigeon shoot in Nevada, held in conjunction with a large gun show. Henry will compete, and they will have an opportunity to purchase additional guns. During the three-day event, Henry wins, receiving a $10,000 prize and an illegal Browning Automatic Rifle or BAR. The prize money is spent quickly for purchasing additional guns.

Back home, Henry goes on a three-day canoe trip with David Webb, an older teen Henry knows as a...

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