History of Gun Control in one short sentence: A Disarmed Population Is Easier To Oppress Than An Armed One
We begin with a look back at the history of gun control throughout the world. Next, we look at the history of gun control in the United States. We continue with an examination of the racist, sexist, and anti-gay underpinnings of gun control using Maryland as an example. We conclude with a summary of facts about gun-related deaths in the United States.
Gun control is a politically and emotionally charged topic. The politics of gun control finds politicians crafting messages that appeal to potential voters who are horrified by gun-related deaths. The emotions of gun control find people unwilling to consider the facts behind gun-related deaths.
Some people who are anti-guns don’t believe there is a cause-effect relationship between a disarmed citizenry and mass murders of citizens by their governments; for example, Snopes.com refutes the relationship saying “‘Gun control’ isn’t synonymous with gun confiscation; in some cases where genocide occurred, gun restriction laws had already been in place for many years prior, and evidence does not demonstrate a causal link between gun control and mass exterminations.” (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/little-gun-history/).