Included as a fundamental right in the U.S. Constitution, firearms have long played a pivotal role in America’s history and culture. Federal gun regulations, though, were largely nonexistent until well into the 20th Century, and today remain exceptionally lenient compared to gun laws in most other wealthy nations.

But it wasn’t

Source:: The Lowdown

Loaded: A Brief History of Gun Control in America [Interactive Timeline] 8 March,2017Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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