(PRWEB) May 29, 2013
The website, http://www.shooting.org, turns to computer graphics to inform and educate Americans on the history of gun laws and the myriad of changes the United States has undergone since the 2nd Amendment was ratified in 1791. The site’s new infographic, Shooting.org/Protect_Our_Right, reflects the legal tug-of-war the country has known for over two centuries regarding gun ownership and gun control. With 222 years of history since the Right To Bear Arms was granted, United States citizens have battled the government and each other in efforts to interpret just what those rights mean. The informational graphic adds another dimension to the site’s section on Gun Laws that recently released information on many of the new changes made to possession, purchase, and carry laws at the state level.
The shooting.org infographic shows that nearly all major gun control acts throughout history have been in response to violent historical events where Americans were harmed by others using firearms. The site was created to bring awareness to the general public about responsible gun use and ownership and, a more positive side, in the promotion of shooting sports. According to shooting.org, the infographic was created “to raise awareness of an issue important to us and millions of other Americans.”…to essentially, “help protect our rights.”
In light of controversial topics surrounding gun laws, including the proposed federal ban on some semi-automatic firearms and firearms with high-capacity magazines, referred to as “assault weapons”, and broader requirements for background checks that would include online and gun show sales, the information depicted in the site’s new graphic proves timely.
In all, 11 major changes in U.S. gun laws since the year 1791 are tracked by the computer-generated graphic. Among them are the National Firearms Act of 1934 to control “gangster weapons”, The Gun Control Act of 1968 that prohibited mail order rifles after the assassination of President, John F. Kennedy, and the 1994 Brady Act that called for a “cooling off period” for firearms buyers. Site creators hope the newly created infographic helps web visitors appreciate how the 2nd Amendment has endured throughout history.
The site, http://www.shooting.org is committed to the safe, responsible use of firearms and keeping the shooting sports alive. For more information on 2nd amendment rights or trending gun law topics, contact info (at) Shooting (dot) org or visit Shooting.org.