This post is in two parts: an interactive timeline detailing the history of gun control in the U.S. (For example, I had not known that the National Rifle Association was formed after the Civil War in part to address citizens’ poor marksmanship.) The piece also includes a multimedia debrief on the debate around gun control

In the last two decades, gun-control has emerged as one of the most explosive and divisive issues in American politics, particularly after a recent slate of horrific mass shootings. Scroll through the timeline to learn more

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