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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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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