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Supreme Court decision may open up other gun laws to challenges

The Chicago Tribune, 1 October 2009
Publié le : 1 octobre 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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