The National Rifle Association Was Formed By Union Army

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Every responsible American citizen over the age of 18 should be eligible to own a firearm. In the constitution the founding fathers put in that the public has the right to bear arms. You can lose that right, but everyone has that freedom, use provoked. Since the Second Amendment was pronounced constitutional, there has been a series of events changing the living document. Countless events that put a bad reputation on gun owners, and gun sellers all across America. In the year 1791 The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified. The amendment reads: "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." The National Rifle Association was formed by Union Army veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate in 1871. The National Firearm act passes after gangster culture starts during the prohibition in 1934, the law implied that a tax goes on the making of any automatic firearm, shotgun, and rifle. 1939 supreme court up holds ban on sawed-off shotguns. Congress passes The Gun Control act, the law calls for better control of interstate traffic of firearms. Lee Harvey Oswald used a mail-order gun to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The Crime Control Act in 1990 directed the attorney general to develop a strategy for establishing "drug-free school zones," including criminal penalties for possessing or discharging a firearm in a school zone. Outlawed the
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