History of gun control in America

Published On: Dec 17 2012 11:34:07 AM PST   Updated On: May 30 2014 07:37:16 AM PDT

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 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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