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17 July 2007

Agence France Presse

WASHINGTON — The city of Washington is asking the US Supreme Court to uphold a three-decade ban on handguns in the nation's capital in a case that could have ramifications on gun control laws in other states. The US high court has not ruled since 1939 on any cases involving the right to bear arms, a hot-button issue which is protected by the second amendment to the constitution. The capital bans all handguns unless they were registered before 1976. But an appeals... (GunPolicy.org)

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