Prohibition-Era Gang Violence Prompted Congress To Act On Gun Control

In the 1930s, the United States government was absorbed with a different kind of gun violence: prohibition-era gangsters using fully automatic weapons of war, with civilians often caught in the crossfire. NPR looks back at how the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed the nation’s first firearms legislation, which still holds today.

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Source:: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/30/484215890/prohibition-era-gang-violence-prompted-congress-to-act-on-gun-control?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr