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United States

12 September 2007

PBS NewsHour Extra

Washington, D.C. filed a petition in September asking the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's decision to strike down the city's ban on handgun ownership. "Having a handgun, whether in the home or outside it, comes at the expense of those who might be victims. Whatever right the Second Amendment guarantees, it does not require the District to stand by while its citizens die," the city's petition to the court said. The 30-year-old law in question makes it illegal... (

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