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United States

30 July 2007

Pittsburgh Courier, Opinion

A federal appeals court recently struck down Washington, D.C.'s 70-year long handgun ban, calling it unconstitutional. The District now plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and uphold the ban. The legal battle could set the stage for a larger, national debate about gun ownership and restrictions. Handgun bans have reduced crime and saved lives, including the lives of many children, in cities across this country. Depending on how the chips fall, strict... (

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