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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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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