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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In the 1990s, gun politics took a turn to the right in response to two deadly standoffs involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms -- the 1993 Waco siege involving the Branch Davidian compound in Texas and the Ruby Ridge siege in northern Idaho in 1992.

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