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Supreme Court Reviews D.C. Handgun Ban

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Supreme Court has heard arguments about the meaning of the Second Amendment and the District of Columbia's ban on handguns.

A majority appears to support the view that the amendment protects an individual's right to own guns, rather than somehow linking right to service in a state militia.

But it is less clear what that means for the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns, perhaps the strictest gun control law in the nation.

Read Original at: AP.com

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