Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act 

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968

  • enacted June 19, 1968
  • Pub.L. 90–351, 82 Stat. 197
  • codified at 34 U.S.C. § 10101
  • legislation passed by the Congress of the United States
  • signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • prohibited interstate trade in handguns
  • Increased the minimum age to 21 for buying handguns
  • established the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
  • set rules for obtaining wiretap orders in the United States
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