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20 November 2007

BBC News

The US Supreme Court is to consider an American's right to bear arms for the first time in nearly 70 years. It has agreed to rule on whether a ban on handguns by the city of Washington, DC complies with the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. The US capital has banned handguns since 1976. The case is expected to be heard next spring, with a ruling in summer, and therefore could influence the presidential election in November. The Supreme Court will consider... (

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