March 17, 2000
Smith and Wesson signed an unprecedented agreement with the Clinton administration to include safety locks with all their handguns & any new firearms would not take a magazine holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, in return, the agreement called for federal, state and city lawsuits against the gun maker to be dropped.
Jan 11, 2009
A U.S. federal rule change took effect allowing visitors to carry a loaded gun into a park or wildlife refuge as long as the person had a permit for a concealed weapon (CCW) and the state where the park or refuge is located allowed concealed firearms
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December 15, 1791
The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the Constitution)
was adopted after being ratified by three-fourths of the states.
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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Federal Firearms Act
June 30, 1938
The FFA imposed a federal license requirement on gun manufacturers, importers, and persons in the business of selling firearms.
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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.
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
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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