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Supreme Court decision may open up other gun laws to challenges

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/01/2009

David G. Savage

"Reporting from Washington - The Supreme Court's decision Wednesday to hear a 2nd Amendment challenge to Chicago's handgun ban could open the door to similar lawsuits in cities and states across the nation. "At issue is whether the right to keep and bear arms is a full-fledged constitutional privilege that can be invoked by individuals against the government at all levels, or a freedom that applies only as it concerns the federal government. "Last year, the justices in a 5-4 ruling said for the first time that the 2nd Amendment protected an individual's right to have a handgun at home for self-defense. Though that ruling struck down a handgun ban in the nation's capital -- which is a federal enclave -- it did not decide whether the right extended to states and cities." Read on...
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"Supreme Court decision may open up other gun laws to challenges", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2009. Consulté le 23/07/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supreme-court-decision-may-open-up-other-gun-laws-to-challenges