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History of gun control in America

Published On: Dec 17 2012 11:34:07 AM PST   Updated On: Jan 30 2013 07:18:47 AM PST

Back in the spotlight in today's Senate hearing, gun control is a contentious issue that dates back to America's Founding Fathers.

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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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