Gun Control Laws and Enforcement Trends 2023

  • The amount of State gun laws nearly doubled between 1991 and 2016 (Source).
  • The first Federal gun control law was passed in the 1934 National Firearms Act, which limited civilians’ access to machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled shotguns, and others (Source).
  • Between 1886 and 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States interpreted the Second Amendment to include the right of the individual to keep and bear arms six times.
  • Homicides (all methods) increased 27% from 1968 to 2021.
  • Homicide rates increased 28% while incarceration rates fell 15% during the 2020 pandemic.
  • The 1994 Crime Bill authorized $12.5 Billion dollars for law enforcement, while the ATF receives $1.5 billion annually to enforce Federal firearm laws.
  • The ATF seized more than 360,000 firearms in 2021 (Source).

The Enforcement of Laws vs. The Passing of New Laws

Timeline of Federal Firearm Laws in the U.S.


  • 1934 National Firearms Act
  • 1938 Federal Firearms Act
  • 1968 Gun Control Act
  • 1986 Firearm Owner’s Protection Act
  • 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act
  • 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act
  • 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
  • 1994 Public Safety & Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act
  • 2022 Protecting Our Kids Act

Supreme Court Cases Involving Individual’s Rights to Bear Arms

Economic Costs of Enforcing Gun Laws

  • ATF - 2022 - $1.5 Billion
  • NICS - 2022 - $8.4 Billion
  • Criminal Justice System - 2022 - $12.62 Billion

*Compared to $2.8 Billion in medical costs yearly.

ATF Conviction Stats

  • 34,436 Cases Initiated
  • 10,138 Recommended for prosecution
  • 6,315 Prosecuted
  • 5,338 Convicted

*The Federal Government prosecutes 15% of all cases initiated.

Gun Laws & Prosecution Trends

Firearm Laws & National Homicide Trends

Homicides in the U.S. are now 27% higher than before the 1968 Gun Control Act (per capita). They declined by nearly 20% after the 1994 Crime Bill and remained low until 2015. Homicide rates sharply increased in 2019.

Incarceration Trends & Homicide


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Its not about guns…

Its about CONTROL.

We not Comply



F the enemies of our freedom by every legal :wink: means.


We live with two realities. The global and national ones.
Those on the left, driven by satan only see one.
We see both.
Their mission is to bring us into their reality or kill us.

Its failing so they will jail some to show others what will happen to you.
When that fails, the camps will be filled.
Then and only then can we do something about it.


They’ve been doing this for quite some time now. Self-defense is a criminal act; theft is redistribution of wealth.


There is an ole urban legend from Nam. I heard it first at MAC V HQ.

They tried to get 3 cong to give up their base location for days.
They took all 3 up in a chopper and asked them one more time.
They refused, so the interrogators threw one out of the slick.
They had to shoot the other two to shut them up.

Push IS going to come to shove, and when it does. I pity the fools.