Gun control dating back in time
Permanent provisions of the Brady Act go into effect.
Gun dealers are now required to initiate a pre-sale criminal background check of all gun buyers through the newly created National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) computer system.
Many argue that the inability to hear the gunshots made the shooting even more deadly.
Barely over a year after the Orlando shooting, a man identified as Stephen Craig Paddock opens fire on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas.
The Federal Firearms Act of 1938 places the first limitations on selling ordinary firearms.
Among the at least 23 firearms found in Paddock’s room were legally-purchased, semi-automatic AR-15 rifles which had been fitted with commercially-available accessories known as “bump stocks,” which allow semi-automatic rifles to be fired as if in fully-automatic mode of up to nine rounds per second. “It shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a trigger crank, a bump-fire device or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.”“Current law allows gun sales to proceed after 72 hours—even if background checks aren’t approved.
Witnesses to the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct.
1, 2017, reported that the gunfire coming from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Resort sounded like “popping” that was at first mistaken as fireworks.
In a call to 911 he made during the attack, Mateen told police he had pledged his allegiance to the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS. Duncan’s provision would eliminate those restrictions. Backers of Duncan’s provision argue that it would help recreational hunters and shooters protect themselves from hearing loss.
A bill titled “Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act,” or SHARE Act (H. Opponents say it would make it harder for police and civilians to locate the source of gunfire, potentially resulting in more casualties.