History of gun control in America

Published: Dec 17 2012 02:34:07 PM EST   Updated On: May 30 2014 10:37:16 AM EDT

The House recently approved a measure that would provide more money for background checks on gun buyers nearly a week after a mass murder in California left seven people dead. Take a look at the history of gun control in America.

Gun Control History - Generic
1 / 14

The House recently approved a measure that would provide more money for background checks on gun buyers nearly a week after a mass murder in California left seven people dead. Here's a look back at the history of guns -- and gun control -- in America.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

On this Day

  • James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    On this day: September 30

    Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs, James Dean dies in a car crash, "The Flintstones" and "Cheers" premiere, and researchers capture a giant squid on camera, all on this day.