Essay on Gun Control Laws Should Be Enforced

966 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
Gun control is something that allows the government to intervene and control gun policies. The poor use of gun control in the United States has been the cause of multiple deaths and horrific events, thus being a major reason for gun laws to be enforced. Events such as the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting are all due to the lack of gun control in the United States. Arguments on gun laws have been taking place for years and still not one side of the argument has won (Martinez). Gun control laws are necessary and should be enforced to prevent horrific events from happening in the United States. Gun control laws began in 1934 with the National Firearms Act of 1934. This was the first federal gun control law, this levied a restrictive two hundred dollar tax on the manufacture or sale of machine guns and sawed-off shotguns. All sales were to be recorded in a national registry (Cox). This act is made due to the introduction of the Tommy gun and Roosevelt 's “New Deal for Crime” (Cox). Four years later, President Roosevelt won the approval of the National Firearms Act of 1938, thus requiring interstate gun dealers to be licensed and keep record of their gun sales. This also stopped people under indictment and/or people who were convicted of crimes of violence from purchasing guns (Cox). After the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as well as the Gun…

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