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Gun Control in the 1750s

Many of us feel that gun control began as a 20th century issue. However, I attended a lecture today at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo. that put forth a different perspective. Dr. David Silverman, a history professor at George Washington University, has been doing a lot of research that indicates that some Native American tribes, notably the Blackfoot tribe, put a considerable effort to control the firearms trade in their region.

July 05, 2012