History of gun control in America

Published On: Dec 17 2012 01:34:07 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 05 2016 07:42:30 AM CST

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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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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