Timeline created by majiunciorn
  • Second Ammendment Ratified

    Second Ammendment Ratified
    In the Bill of Rights, the second ammendment states "A well regulated Milita, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear amrs, shall not be infringed". This is where the conflict began, where we, as citizens were allowed to have guns.
  • Gun Control Act

    Gun Control Act
    The assasination of John F. Kennedy, who was killed by a cheap gun that belonged to Lee Harvey Oswald, inspored this major revisrion to federal gun laws. The subsequent assasinations of Martin King and presidential canidate Robert Kennedy fueled its quick passage. The key element of this bill outlawed mail order sales of rifles and shotguns; Up until this law, mail order consumers only had to sign a statement that they were over 21 years of age for a handgun (18 for rifle or shotgun)
  • Crime Control Act

    Crime Control Act
    This act bans manufactering and importing semiautomatic assualt weapons in the U.S, and "gun-free school zones" are established. This caused another dabate between the people who wanted to ban guns and those who didn't.
  • Columbine High School Shooting

    Columbine High School Shooting
    This was the first big shooting that made people start to become aware of shooting and started conflict about gun control. In addition to the shooting ad Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, there were a fire bomb used to divert the firefighters, propane tanks in the cafeteria, 99 explosives, bombs rigged in cars, and 4 knives. Two seniors, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 15 people and injured 21 people. After this, the two killed themselves.
  • Virgina Tech Shooting

    Virgina Tech Shooting
    Seung-Hui Cho, a college senior with severe anxiety, killed 32 people and injured 23 (17 by gunfire) on April 16 of 2007. He was able to purchase guns without a background check. Cho first killed two of his students at West Ambler Johnson Hall, and then went on to killing 30 others at Norris Hall and then killed himself.
  • Fort Hood Shooting

    Fort Hood Shooting
    Nidal Malik Hasan, an army base psychiatrist and a US major, killed 13 people and injured 30 more people using a pistol and a 357 Magnum revolver. After the shooting, he was injured and paralyzed from the waist down. He was sentenced to court in July 2011 and was charged with 32 accounts of attmpted murder. In August of 2013 the judge found this to be true and gave him the death sentence, killing him on August 28, 2013.
  • Tuscon Shooting

    Tuscon Shooting
    A US representative was holding a meeting at the Safeway supermarket in La Toscana Village Mall in Tuscan, Arizona. Jared Lee Loughner drew a pistol and shot the represetative in the head, continuing to shoot 5 other people and injuring 13 by gunfire.
  • Aurora Movie Theater Shooting

    Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
    On July 20, 2012 in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, James Eagan Holmes came into the theater and threw tear-gas grenades and shot audience members with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others.
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

    Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
    A 20 year old by the name of Adam Lanza shot and killed his his mother Nancy at their home in Newtown, Connecticut before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing 6 teachers and 20 first grade students and then when he saw the police, killed himself. This event was catastrophic and told our country to be more forceful with who they let have guns, and what should be done to prohibit people from obtaining guns.