History of Gun Control Analytical Essay

History of Gun Control
An examination of how gun control has evolved over time and the type of laws introduced to enforce control.
# 2419 | 630 words | 2 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Hot Topics (Gun Control) , Law (General) , Criminology (General)

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This is a paper about the history of Gun Control and how it evolved over time. The author examines the type of laws introduced for gun control and the moral and ethical issues around the subject with focus on effects on children. Includes the specific gun laws of Ohio.

From the Paper:

"Our nation's first major gun law was the Gun Control Act of 1968. The 1968 Gun Control Act established categories of prohibited purchasers and possessors including convicted felons, fugitives from justice, minors, individuals with a history of mental illness, anyone dishonorably discharged from the military, expatriates, and illegal aliens. The law also banned the mail-order sales of all firearms and ammunition, such as the rifle used by Lee Harvey Oswald to shoot President John F. Kennedy. The law also set standards for gun dealers and age guidelines for gun purchasers and prohibited the sale and manufacture of new fully automatic civilian machine guns."

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