History of gun control in America

Published On: Dec 17 2012 11:34:07 AM PST   Updated On: Jan 05 2016 05:42:30 AM PST

President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order to expand background checks on people purchasing guns on Tuesday. Take a look back at the history of gun control in America.

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The ban on assault weapons expired in 2004 as part of the law's sunset provision. There have been multiple attempts to renew the ban, but no bill has reached the floor for a vote.

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