History of Gun Control in America<br />Stephen Mooney<br />
Quick Facts<br />It is estimated that 25% of Americans own 270 million firearms.<br />Roughly  4.5 million new guns are so...
National Firearms Act of 1934<br />First major federal law dealing with gun regulation<br />Imposed a $200 tax on certain ...
United States v. Miller(1939)<br />Supreme Court case that upheld the NFA<br />The court ruled that Congress has the autho...
Gun Control Act of 1968<br />Designed to stop the blind sale of firearms.<br />Limited sales to within the state the firea...
District of Columbia v. Heller(2008)<br />Supreme Court case that overturned the District’s ban on handgun ownership.<br />
McDonald v. Chicago<br />Lawsuit filed against the city of Chicago neighboring Oak Park IL.<br />
Recent Laws<br />On May 21, 2009 President Obama signed a law that allows the carrying of guns into National Parks<br />
Sources <br />"Clearing The Air." DCGunCase.com, 18 July 2008. Web. 6 Apr 2010. <http://www.dcguncase.com/blog/>.<br />"Co...
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  1. 1. History of Gun Control in America<br />Stephen Mooney<br />
  2. 2. Quick Facts<br />It is estimated that 25% of Americans own 270 million firearms.<br />Roughly 4.5 million new guns are sold in the United States each year<br />
  3. 3. National Firearms Act of 1934<br />First major federal law dealing with gun regulation<br />Imposed a $200 tax on certain firearms<br />Required people to register all guns found in violation of this act with the Treasury Department<br />
  4. 4. United States v. Miller(1939)<br />Supreme Court case that upheld the NFA<br />The court ruled that Congress has the authority to limit access to firearms what are not designed for a militia<br />
  5. 5. Gun Control Act of 1968<br />Designed to stop the blind sale of firearms.<br />Limited sales to within the state the firearms was being purchased.<br />Prevented certain types of people from purchasing firearms<br /><ul><li>Required all firearms dealers to be federally licensed.</li></li></ul><li>Haynes v. United States(1968)<br />A Supreme Court case that challenged the constitutionality of the NFA<br />
  6. 6. District of Columbia v. Heller(2008)<br />Supreme Court case that overturned the District’s ban on handgun ownership.<br />
  7. 7. McDonald v. Chicago<br />Lawsuit filed against the city of Chicago neighboring Oak Park IL.<br />
  8. 8. Recent Laws<br />On May 21, 2009 President Obama signed a law that allows the carrying of guns into National Parks<br />
  9. 9. Sources <br />"Clearing The Air." DCGunCase.com, 18 July 2008. Web. 6 Apr 2010. <http://www.dcguncase.com/blog/>.<br />"Constitutional Topic: The Bill of Rights." N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Apr 2010. <http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_bor.html>.<br />Federal Firearms Laws. National Rifle Association, n.d. Web. 6 Apr 2010. <http://www.nraila.org/federalfirearms.htm#summary>.<br />"HAYNES v. UNITED STATES, 390 U.S. 85 (1968) ." US Supreme Court. Find Law, n.d. Web. 6 Apr 2010. <http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=390&invol=85>.<br />"Natinal Firearms Act." ATF, n.d. Web. 6 Apr 2010. <http://www.atf.gov/firearms/nfa/>.<br />"UNITED STATES v. MILLER, 307 U.S. 174 (1939) ." US Supreme Court. Find Law, n.d. Web. 6 Apr 2010. <http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=307&invol=174>.<br />

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