History of gun control in America

POSTED: 11:34 AM PST Dec 17, 2012    UPDATED: 07:37 AM PDT May 30, 2014 

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.

Gun Control History - Assault Weapons Ban
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One year later in 1994, Clinton signed a 10-year federal assault weapons ban into law that prohibited the manufacture of such firearms for civilian use. The ban only applied to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban's enactment.


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