A Breif History of Gun Regulation In The United States
Since the ratification of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution in 1791, the Second Amendment (which guarantees Americans the right to bear arms), has been under constant attack.
The 20th century began a wave of gun control measures. Many politicians viewed the upgrades in automatic and semi-automatic firearms to be too dangerous to be in the hands of everyday citizens.
These efforts culminated in the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994 which banned many popular semi-automatic rifles including AR-15s and AK-47s. Fortunately, the ban expired on September 13, 2004 by a sunset provision, but there has been much talk of reinstituting a similar or even more extensive ban on firearms.
Recently, gun regulation has evolved more subtly as many popular tech companies have begun censoring firearm content online. For example, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube all have policies discouraging the buying and selling of firearms and ammunition and restrict gun manufacturers from linking directly to their website from a post. These constraints have forced us to be more creative in order to still provide you with the content you want. For example, instead of linking directly to a product on our site, we put the SKUs of products mentioned in the post in the description for you to copy and paste in the search bar at bearcreekarsenal.com. No matter what the future holds for the firearm industry, Bear Creek Arsenal is committed to providing you with high performance/high value firearms so you can enjoy your Constitutional freedoms at a price you can afford. What are your thoughts on gun regulation? Leave them in the comments below.