1994President Bill Clinton signs a $30 billion crime bill into law, making it the largest in U.S. history. After the 1993 Waco siege and other high-profile crimes, the act implemented an assault weapons ban, expanded the death penalty and banned certain individuals from owning guns. The bill also required states to establish registries for sexual offenders.2001Secretary of State Colin Powell names al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the 9/11 terror attacks two days earlier.