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History of gun control in America

Published On: Jan 30 2013 10:47:06 AM EST

Back in the spotlight in today's Senate hearing, gun control is a contentious issue that dates back to America's Founding Fathers.

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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. Here's a look back at the history of guns -- and gun control -- in America.

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