The passing of Martin Milner earlier this week brings to mind thoughts about his best known work -- the role of Officer Pete Malloy on the crime-drama classic “Adam 12,” which ran on NBC from 1968-1975. In an interesting bit of timing, I had just last week watched an episode from the seventh season of "12" that recently played on Me-TV. Chillingly titled “Citizen with a Gun,” it addressed an issue of huge importance when it first aired (in March 1975) that has only intensified in the four decades since: The proliferation of guns and issues involving gun ownership.
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