Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms created (1972)

July 1, 1972

Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms was created

Enforcement of the Gun Control Act was given to the Dept. of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service.
The organization replaced “tax” with “firearms,” nearly doubled in size, and became the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

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National Firearms Act (1934)

June 26, 1934
National Firearms Act

President Franklin D. Roosevelt hoped this act would eliminate automatic-fire weapons like machine guns from America’s streets.
Other firearms such as short-barreled shotguns and rifles, parts of guns like silencers, as well as other “gadget-type” firearms hidden in canes and such were also targeted.
All gun sales and gun manufacturers were slapped with a $200 tax on each firearm (This was during the Great Depression; so, that would be a tax of $2,525+ today)

All buyers were required to fill out paperwork subject to Treasury Dept. approval.


Heller Decision (2008)

June 26, 2008 
The US Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4, that Americans have an INDIVIDUAL right to own firearms, for self-defense and hunting.

This was the Court’s first major pronouncement on gun rights in US history
It is NOT over, get involved learn & share info on Supreme Court decisions


Firearm Owners Protection Act (1986)

Firearm Owners Protection Act
May 19, 1986

United States federal law that revised the Gun Control Act of 1968. – Banned the sale & manufacture of Full Auto (NFA) weapons after the date of enactment May 19, 1986 – Ended record keeping on ammunition sales
– “Safe passage” provision allows travel with firearms through states w/ strict gun control laws
– Forbid the U.S. Government or any agency of it, from keeping any records linking non-NFA firearms to their owners
– Records of NICS Check are legally required to be destroyed after 24 hours

It was NOT all bad, but the #HughesAmendment certainly was

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Gun Owners Protection Act (1986) became effective

Never forget
Fight for change

Today was the date the Hughes Amendment to the 1986 Gun Owners Protection Act became effective.
The amendment effectively prohibited new manufacture of machine guns by private citizen in the United States

This WILL be reversed, WHEN we demand it

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United States v Miller (1939)

United States v Miller
May 15, 1939

The United States Supreme Court decided today, in 1939, that the 1934 National Firearms Act does not violate the 2nd Amendment

Since then, this decision has been used to validate most federal level gun control legislation

Do your own research on the Miller decision.
Learn, then act. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it

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US Senate Rejected Background Checks at Gun Shows (1999)

May 12, 1999

US Senate rejected 51 to 47 a Democratic proposal that would have required background checks for firearms sales at gun-shows.

Now, 18 years later, we are under this attack again, but Washington, Oregon and Nevada have already fallen to un-nessessary infringement

Learn our past, fight

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Gun Show Bill REJECTED
May 12, 1999

US Senate rejected 51 to 47 a Democratic proposal that would have required background checks for firearms sales at gun-shows.
A GOP proposal for voluntary checks passed 53 to 45.