The first official case of gun violence was in 1949 when Howard Unruh killed "twelve persons with a war souvenir Luger pistol in his home bloke in East Camden this morning" (Berger 1)
The assassination of both Martin Luthor King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy
had been the spark to finally try and stop gun violence.
"These events catalyzed The Gun Control Act of 1968
which became law on October 22, 1968." (Benthien 3)
Progress Made Today
Due to the numbers of mass shootings that have already happened this year alone,
the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act was passed just last month as an attempt to combat gun violence.
It seems that the effort has come from the Democratic Party,
with some support coming from the Republican Party.
"President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal
gun safety legislation passed in decades, marking a significant bipartisan
breakthrough on one of the most contentious policy issues in Washington." (Judd 1)
With no gun violence in the U.S., there would be safer communities, less guns off the streets, as well as less mass shootings. Although I don't believe gun control is the sole option, it's definitely one of them.