GUN VIOLENCE - UNITED STATES

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

LEARNING RESOURCES

Introduction

Firearms Culture in America

Gun Policies in the United States

This Executive Order is related to Lyndon B. Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. More information regarding the Act can be found HERE.

A fact sheet regarding the Executive Order can be found HERE.

Gun Policy in America: New Insights - More information can be found HERE.

The Firearms Industry