Gun control history

Events

First gun control law

1934

President Franklin D. Roosevelt passes the first gun control law.

The national firearms act

1938

The national firearms act is passed making gun dealers have to get paper licensing.

Safe streets act

1968

Because of the assassination of JFK the safe streets act is passe

Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986

May 19, 1986

Congress passes the firearm owners protection act of 1986

The Brady Handgun violence prevention act

1993

This law mandates background checks of gun buyers.

Tiahrt amendment

2003

Obama vows to impose new limits on guns and ammunition.

2012