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Carl Rowan was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Kennedy and under Johnson held a position on the National Security Council, at which point was the highest level held by an African American in the government. In June 1988 he shot at an unarmed trespasser. The gun used was not registered to him and Rowan claimed he should be able to used whatever means necessary to protect himself and his family despite previously stated taht any individual other than police caught with a gun should go to jail.
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