From the moment a federal law is enacted, the first thing a federal judge must do is rule whether it is constitutional.
That process is complicated, because federal laws are constantly evolving.
Federal courts have ruled that state laws that ban certain weapons are unconstitutional and have overturned state bans on firearms.
In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that a law in Montana that prohibited a firearm from being stored in a locked room without a key was unconstitutional because it was not based on an explicit and unambiguous ban on gun ownership.
In 2010, the court upheld a Wisconsin law that banned certain types of firearms.
While the law was struck down, the U.S. Supreme Court is now considering a similar law in Illinois, which could potentially end up being overturned by the court.
States also have broad rights to restrict or prohibit the possession of certain types and types of ammunition.
The Gun Control Act of 1968 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson and requires the U,S.
attorney general to conduct annual inspections of firearms and ammunition.
The ATF must submit a report to Congress on the number of firearms confiscated, as well as on how many of those firearms have been recovered.
On May 20, the Senate will vote on legislation that would prohibit a person convicted of a violent felony from buying a firearm for two years, unless the individual is a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agent.
That provision, which was proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), would extend the ban to all law enforcement officers and agents of the U and U. S. Marshals Service.
Other amendments proposed by Feinstein would require background checks on gun purchases by private individuals, require firearm transfers to be approved by the federal government, and require law enforcement to conduct criminal background checks before purchasing a gun.
The bill has no clear path forward in the House, and is expected to pass in the Senate but be defeated in the GOP-controlled House.
As a result, the gun control bill has faced significant opposition in Congress.
Critics of the law say the ban is too broad and that the federal system has become a battleground for gun rights advocates.
However, several recent polls show that Americans are generally opposed to new gun control laws.
A Gallup poll from June 2016 showed that 57% of Americans believe federal gun control legislation should be left up to states.
Similarly, a Quinnipiac University poll from May showed that 54% of respondents oppose new federal gun laws.
As the Senate prepares to vote on the new legislation, the Obama administration has also been working to reassure the public about the safety of guns.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number a day of gun violence in the U