Senate juvenile justice Bill was amended to include tough background checks and safety locks. But then the house rejected it.
House republican leaders made two separate laws one on youth culture and violent crime and another dealing with gun shows requiring checks. This passed in the House of Representatives, got killed in the Senate.
1938-Federal Firearms Act-first limitations on selling ordinary firearms Obtain a federal firearms License at an annual of 1$ and to maintain records. Gun sales to persons convicted of violent felonies were prohibited.
1968-Gun Control Act-to keep guns away from criminals,mentally incompetent,and users of illegal drugs.
1977-The District of Columbia anti-handgun law also requires registration of all rifles and shotguns within D,C