50 facts about guns in America

50 facts about guns in America

le America only accounts for Firearm evolution dates back to 1364 with what was initially branded a “hand cannon,” and were aboard the ships that discovered the New World . Riflemen in 1776 used flintlock muskets to fire roughly three shots per minute during the American Revolution. Samuel Colt invented the first multi-shot revolver in 1873. Creative Commons // Wikimedia Commons The steep climb in personal history reports required for gun ownership performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System rose the most from 2010 to 2015. The total of FBI background checks, which started at 8.5 million in 2000, grew to 23,141,970 only 15 years later. rearms during the spring and summer, with many The Constitutional definition regarding “the right to bear arms” is questionable in an age of mass shootings, dividing many Americans whose opinions on gun ownership differ. The Atlantic reports that while the “contextual reading is quite enlightening” in the amendment, its initial and sole purpose was to permit U.S. states to create armed militias legally. The report “America’s Complex Relationship with Guns” details that regardless of demographics, up to 67% of U.S. citizens claim to own firearms primarily for safety purposes. Additional reasons Americans say they own firearms are for hunting, sport shooting, gun collection, and employment purposes. You may also like: 50 ways the news industry has changed in the last 50 years Following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history at the Mandalay Bay Casino and […]

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