Paige & Austyn; Gun Control History

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  • second amendment

    second amendment
    The Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution is ratified. The SecondAmendment states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
  • Kentucky

    Kentucky makes it a statutory offense to carry a concealed weapon. TheKentucky Supreme Court repeals the law in 1822, but in 1850, the Kentucky Constitution allows restrictions on concealed weapons.
  • Ban Pistols

    Ban Pistols
    Georgia passes a law banning the sale and possession of pistols. TheGeorgia Supreme Court rules the gun ban unconstitutional in Nunn v. State of Georgia.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Several southern states pass "black codes" to control newly-emancipated slaves. Some prohibit blackpeople from possessing firearms.
  • Cruikshank

    The U.S. Supreme Court holds in the United States v. Cruikshank the right to bear arms "is not a rightgranted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence."
  • CCW

    May 29: New York Governor John A. Dix signs the Sullivan Law. This statute requires licenses for thepurchase of a concealed weapon and for the possession of the weapon.
  • taxes

    The War Revenue Act is enacted to impose a manufacturer's tax on firearms and ammunition.
  • No Mail

    No Mail
    President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill that bans the shipment of firearms through the mail, unlessthe shipment is properly authorized.
  • MLKJ

    1968The assassinations of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy fuel the passage of the GunControl Act. The Act prohibits the direct mail order of firearms and ammunition, regulates imported guns, expands record-keeping requirements and prevents convicted felons, mentally ill people, illegal drug users and others from buying guns.
  • kent state

    kent state
    On May 4, l970 members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students. The impact of the shootings was dramatic. The event triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close. H. R. Haldeman, a top aide to President Richard Nixon, suggests the shootings had a direct impact on national politics
  • Cafe

    Killeen, Texas
    Dead: 23 + gunman
    George Hennard, 35, slammed his truck through the window of Luby's Cafeteria and then proceeded to shoot 23 people before taking his own life.
  • columbine massacre

    columbine massacre
    Teenagers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill a teacher and a dozen students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. This tragedy fuels a new campaign on gun control.
  • buell elementery

    buell elementery
    A 6 year old boy took a loaded handgun into his first grade class & shit a 4 year old girl to death.
  • virginia tech

    virginia tech
    Thirty-three people were killed Monday on the campus of Virginia Tech in what appears to be the deadliest shooting rampage in American history, according to federal law enforcement officials. Many of the victims were students shot in a dorm and a classroom building.
  • Obama

    April 16: President Barack Obama says that he will seek U.S. Senate ratification of the Inter-AmericanConvention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms treaty (CIFTA). This gun treaty is designed to curb illegal firearms and ammunition in the Western Hemisphere.
  • No Drinks

    No Drinks
    Virginia's General Assembly approves a bill to allow concealed weapons in bars and restaurants thatserve alcohol.
  • Tryvonn Martin

    Tryvonn Martin
    Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is shot and killed by neighborhoodwatch captain George Zimmerman. The shooting reignites the debate over Florida's
  • Aurora shooting

    Aurora shooting
    At a midnight movie screening in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes opens fire with an assault weapon killing twelve people and injuring 58. The shooting prompts calls for assault weapons bans.
  • sandy hook

    sandy hook
    A gunman enters Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and fatally shoots26 people. Twenty of the victims are children. The shooting fuels new calls for changes in gun control legislation.
  • obama's gun plan

    obama's gun plan