Federal Firearms Act Of 1934 Essay

1796 Words Nov 17th, 2016 8 Pages
The Second Amendment to the U.S Constitution 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”.There have been plenty of debates on trying to ban all guns in the U.S. There are thousands of laws and regulations in the country that attempt to contain and regulate the use of firearms. No evidence has suggested that gun control regulations established by Congress and the White House have so far been effective. Congress enacted the first three attempts into regulating the spread and abuse of guns with the banning of mail-order handgun sales 1927. Followed by the National firearms Act of 1934 that placed heavy taxing on all gangster related guns. As well as the Federal Firearms Act of 1938 that required handgun registration in States.
Until 1968, Congress and the White House had little to no interest in enforcing and regulating gun control laws. “Between 1938 and 1965, Congress had displayed little discernable interest in gun control legislation; however external events, administration interest and public opinion altered the policy dynamics within Congress over the next four years and opened the policy window events during this period that foreshadowed the form and dynamics of the gun issue for years to come”(William, 1999). The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 was the first event that brought total awareness to the citizens and Congress about creating…

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