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The trade in alcohol — illegal under Prohibition — led to the rise of organized crime and men such as Chicago gangster Al Capone, photographed here on Jan. 19, 1931. AP hide caption

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Prohibition-Era Gang Violence Spurred Congress To Pass First Gun Law

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A marksman sights in on a target during a class for an Illinois concealed carry permit in February 2014. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., leads lawmakers down the steps of the Capitol to greet a crowd assembled after House Democrats ended their 26-hour-long sit-in protest on Thursday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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This photo provided by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., (center) and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., (left) participating in a sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday on the House floor. Rep. John Yarmuth/AP hide caption

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Everytown for Gun Safety teaches survivors of shootings how to use their stories to advocate for gun control legislation. Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA

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A woman walks with a sign to protest gun violence and call for sensible gun laws outside the White House on Monday. Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Assault Rifle Bans Find Life On State Level

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Katie Couric (right) and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, speaking, participate in a panel discussion following a May 16 screening of Couric's documentary Under the Gun at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for EPIX hide caption

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Police stand guard during demonstrations in reaction to a Cleveland police officer being acquitted of manslaughter charges on May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images hide caption

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A worker assembles a handgun at the new Beretta plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Italian gun maker has cited Tennessee's support for gun rights in moving its production from its plant in Maryland. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Warmer Welcome, Gun Factory Moves Down South

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S.C. State Rep. Mike Pitts, seen during last summer's debate over removing the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds, has introduced a bill called the South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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