Gun control refers to the rules for selling, owning, and using guns. There are federal gun laws that apply to the entire United States. Each state also has its own specific set of laws. Federal and state gun laws are subject to change and are frequently the subject of debate.
Federal laws control gun ownership to a certain extent. The laws limit the types of firearms that people can own. They also set rules for how firearms are bought and sold.
Gun control legislation in the United States began with the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. The NFA placed limits on selling or owning certain kinds of firearms, such as machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, and silencers. It put a...Read more