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Crime History: Congressman on House floor talks gunman into dropping pistol

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On this day, Dec. 13, in 1932, a Pennsylvania department store clerk brandished a gun in the visitors' gallery of the floor of the House of Representatives, demanding 20 minutes to speak on the nation's economic depression. Marlin Kemmerer, 25, aimed his .38-caliber pistol at the chamber below, sending visitors and congressmen running for cover in the U.S. Capitol. Minnesota Rep. Melvin Maas, a...

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