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Timeline of guns in the US
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US Constitution drafted september 17 1787
Us Constitution Signed Jun 21 1788
The supreme Court ruled that the Constitution did not give individuals the right to own guns And agreed that some gorps of people could be prevented from buying guns.
In 1876 the supreme court heard UN Vs. Cruikshank, in this case the KKK was preventing black people from owning guns.
The supreme court ruled that guns are indeed a individual right, and that is does NOT apply to stats nor militias.
In this court case a police officer sued the US government on the grounds that the capitals ban on handguns was unconstitutional.
Justice Antonin Scalia: The 2008 decision shall not cast doubt on the longtime prohibition of: possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill. Or laws forbidding carrying firearms in sentive places.
The supreme court ruled that the 2nd amendment applies to all guns, regardless of when they were invented.
In 1939 the supreme court ruled that sawed off shotguns weren't necessary to a well regulated militia, and therefore could be subject to state, and or federal regulation.
some dude named Miller argued that the national firearms's act was unconstitutional be course it band the ownership of sawed off shotguns.
1986 assault rifles banned for the general population.
The Bill of rights was introduced which added the 2nd amentment
Georgia introduces a ban of handguns.
The Ban is ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court.
"Black codes" are introduced in meany southern stats.
The NRA is founded
The U.S. congress banned the mailing of concealable weapons.
The "National Firearms Act of 1934" is introduced. regulating manufacture, sale and possession of fully automatic weapons.
1977 the District of Columbia enacts an anti-handgun law.
The "Armed Career Criminal Act" was introduced which increases penalties for possession of firearms by persons not qualified to own them under the Gun Control Act of 1986.
The "Firearms Owners Protection Act" is introduced which relaxes restrictions on gun and ammunition sales, but also establishes mandatory penalties for use of firearms during a crime.
The "Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act" was introduced. Banning "cop killers"
California bans the possession of semiautomatic assault weapons.
The "Crime Control Act of 1990" is introduced. Bans making and importing semiautomatic assault weapons in the U.S. As well as introducing "Gun-free school zones"
The "Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act" was introduced. The act imposed a 5 day waiting period on the purchase of a handgun.
The "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994" is introduced. banning importation, or possession as well as making and sale of a number of "assault" weapons for a 10 year period.
The "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994" expires on September 13.
The supreme court rules the background check requirement of the "Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act" unconstitutional.
Major American gun manufacturers voluntarily agree to include child safety trigger.
The supreme court upholds a jury's $11.5 million verdict against the shop "Kmart" for selling a gun to and intoxicated man
The "Federal Firearms Act of 1938" is introduced. Which placed a limitations upon selling of ordinary firearms.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is created.
1998 – July An amendment requiring a trigger lock mechanism to be included with every handgun sold inside the U.S. is defeated in the Senate.
1998 - June A U.S. Justice Department reports 69,000 indicates of blocking handgun sales during 1977 when the "Brady Bill" pre-sale background checks were required.
1998 – October New Orleans becomes the first U.S. city to file Lawsuit against gun makers.
1998 - November 12 Chicago, IL files a $433 million suit against local gun dealers for selling guns to criminals.
A law suit against "Beretta" brought by the family of a 14-year old boy killed by another boy with a Beretta hand pistol is dismissed.
1998 - November 30 Pre-sale criminal background check of all gun buyers through the newly created 2National Instant Criminal Background Check"(NICS) computer system.
1998 - December 1 The NRA files suit in federal court attempting to block the FBI's collection of information on buyers of firearms.
1998 - December 5 President Bill Clinton announces that the NICS system had prevented 400,000 illegal gun purchases.
1999 – April 20 At Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shoot and kill 12 other students, And a teacher, and wounding 24 others before killing themselves.
1999 - May 20 A bill is passed that requires trigger locks on all newly manufactured handguns in the U.S.
Massachusetts becomes the first state to implement an electronic instant gun buyer background check system with fingerprint scanning for gun licenses and gun purchases.
50-caliber BMG, or Browning machine gun rifle banned in California
2010 – February A federal law signed by President Barak Obama takes effect allowing licensed gun owners to bring firearms into national parks and wildlife refuges - for self defence.
“gun show loophole” is fixed. background checks for all gun sales including sales made over the Internet and at gun shows
2016 jun 12 Omar Mateen killed 49 people in an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub, using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.
President Obama again called on Congress to enact or renew a law prohibiting the sale and possession of assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazine following the Orlando attack.
2017 - October 1 Deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others.
In the aftermath of the incident, lawmakers on both sides of the isle have called for laws specifically banning bump stocks.
"Background Check Completion Act" is introduced. fixing a loophole that allowed gun punches to proceed after 72 hours even tho background check had not been completed.
president John F. Kennedy is killed.
Spurred by the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and new President Lyndon B. Johnson renews the fight for gun control.
The "Gun Control Act of 1968" was introduced, with the purpose of “keeping firearms out of the hands of those not legally entitled to possess them because of age, criminal background, or incompetence.”
December 14, 2012 - 27 killed -Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting 20 children, ages six and seven, and six adults, school staff and faculty killed, beforekilling himself.
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