1911 was a good year for guns. It was also a bad year for gun rights, as the first BIG anti-gun law dates from that year.
New York's Sullivan Act.
Like most all gun control schemes, the Sullivan Act had its roots in racism and nativism. But it leaned toward nativism. Too many Southern European immigrants were walking around strapped in the city, apparently, and Tammany Hall had to DO something about that. Plus it allowed corrupt politicians to give out special favors (gun permits) to political cronies.
Forbes Article on Why NRA Won - Forbes outlines the five reasons the NRA won the recent gun control debate. I think it’s excellent, and well worth reading: I’m going to share with you 5 r...
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