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

  • Titanic wreckage

    Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island

    On this day: September 1

    The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.