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.

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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.

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