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History of gun control in America

POSTED: 12:34 PM Dec 17 2012   UPDATED: 8:18 AM Jan 30 2013

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

Gun Control History - Generic
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Guns have played a role in American history and culture since the country's beginnings. Here's a look back at the history of guns -- and gun control -- in America.