Uncovering Gun Control in America

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  • The Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
  • How Is the Second Amendment Applied Today?
  • A Breakdown of Gun Prevalence
  • What Are the Federal Guidelines for Purchasing a Firearm?
  • The National Rifle Association
  • A Ban on Assault Rifles
  • Anti-Gun Petition Gains Traction
  • Should School Officials Carry Guns?
  • Guns in Public Places
  • President Obama's Record on Gun Control
  • Barack Obama, gun control
  • gun control, gun violence

A Breakdown of Gun Prevalence

The FBI reported a total of 16,808,538 million background checks for gun purchases as of November 2012, already surpassing the number for years 2011 and 2010. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), there were more than 129,817 federally licensed firearms dealers in the United States as of August 2012. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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