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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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In the past, polls have found a majority of Americans do not support stricter gun laws. But that support has reached a five-year high in the aftermath of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut that left 27 dead.

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