History of gun control in America

POSTED: 11:34 AM PST Dec 17, 2012    UPDATED: 05:42 AM PST Jan 05, 2016 

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 ban on assault weapons expired in 2004 as part of the law's sunset provision. There have been multiple attempts to renew the ban, but no bill has reached the floor for a vote.

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