Reality Check: US gun control laws have a surprising history

The Surprising History of Gun Laws in America

Despite recent mass shootings in California, Buffalo, Uvalde and Tulsa, Americans are pessimistic about the passage of new gun safety laws through Congress due to partisan polarization. But even in the mythical, gun-loving Wild West, sheriffs wouldn’t allow guns in town. David Yamane, a gun-owning sociologist, talks to Reality Check’s John Avlon about the disconnect between America’s gun mythology and its gun culture today.


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