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 amendment is thought to have been influenced by the English Bill of Rights, passed in 1689. Its intended meaning has long been disputed, with opponents arguing that "well-regulated militia" allows firearms regulation, with supporters placing emphasis on the second clause.

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