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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Federal Bureau of Investigation

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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