NRA Timeline

NRA & Gun Control


February 14

Biden Begins Gun Control Push

On February 14, 2021, President Biden used the three-year anniversary of the criminal attack in Parkland, Florida to call “on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put..Read More
February 4

Bank of America Turns “Weapons-Related” Purchase Data Over to the Feds

According to a recent Fox News report, Bank of America secretly turned over hundreds of its customers’ personal data to the federal government following the unrest at the Capitol on January 6. The targeted customers included those who made purchases at “weapons-related merchants” in early January. The report suggested that..Read More
January 1

Guns Down America formed

Founded by Igor Volsky in 2016, who spent 10 years working at the Center for American Progress building coalitions for rapid response campaigns across progressive issues, GDA has a history of quickly driving rapid response efforts that further the liberal agenda. Guns Down America wants to move our country to..Read More
December 19

Everytown for Gun Safety

In 2013, Mayors Against Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America came together in the name of gun control.
January 15

Gun Owners for Safety

Congresswoman Gabby Giffords founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, later renamed Gun Owners For Safety In 2017 the organization was reorganized, becoming Giffords.
December 20

Moms Demand Action

Founded by Shannon Watts the day after the Sandy Hook shooting, She started a Facebook group to blame guns for the tragedy. Later joined with Mayors against Guns to for Everytown For Gun Safety.
June 28

McDonald v. City of Chicago

McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742, is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that found that the right of an individual to “keep and bear arms,” as protected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by either the Due Process Clause or Privileges or Immunities Clause..Read More
June 26

District of Columbia v. Heller

On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court affirmed by a vote of 5 to 4 the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Heller v. District of Columbia. The Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 as unconstitutional, determined that handguns are “arms”..Read More
April 1

Mayors Against Guns

Mayors Against Guns was formed in April 2006 during a summit co-hosted by mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York City and Thomas Menino of Boston at New York’s mayoral residence, Gracie Mansion. It is a coalition of current and former mayors advocating for regulating all guns, not simply “illegal guns,”..Read More
October 26

Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

In 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was signed by President George W. Bush to prevent gun manufacturers and sellers from being named in federal or state civil suits by those who were victims of crimes involving guns made by that company. The first provision of this..Read More