Gun ownership was nearly universal on the 19th Century American frontier, but carrying guns was banned in towns like Dodge City. And the Gunfight at the OK Corral, in Tombstone, was fought over the Clanton gang’s refusal to obey gun control laws.

“Tombstone had much more restrictive laws on carrying guns in public in the 1880s than it has today… Today, you’re allowed to carry a gun without a license or permit on Tombstone streets. Back in the 1880s, you weren’t.”

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