History of Gun Control in America Stephen Mooney
Quick Facts It is estimated that 25% of Americans own 270 million firearms. Roughly 4.5 million new guns are sold in the United States each year
National Firearms Act of 1934 First major federal law dealing with gun regulation Imposed a $200 tax on certain firearms Required people to register all guns found in violation of this act with the Treasury Department
United States v. Miller(1939) Supreme Court case that upheld the NFA The court ruled that Congress has the authority to limit access to firearms what are not designed for a militia
Gun Control Act of 1968 Designed to stop the blind sale of firearms. Limited sales to within the state the firearms was being purchased. Prevented certain types of people from purchasing firearms
Required all firearms dealers to be federally licensed.
Haynes v. United States(1968) A Supreme Court case that challenged the constitutionality of the NFA
District of Columbia v. Heller(2008) Supreme Court case that overturned the District’s ban on handgun ownership.
McDonald v. Chicago Lawsuit filed against the city of Chicago neighboring Oak Park IL.
Recent Laws On May 21, 2009 President Obama signed a law that allows the carrying of guns into National Parks
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