History of gun control in America

Published On: Dec 17 2012 01:34:07 PM CST   Updated On: May 30 2014 09:37:16 AM CDT

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 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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