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4 January 2008

International Herald Tribune / AP

WASHINGTON — Only the U.S. government — not the 50 states and not the District of Columbia — is subject to the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms, lawyers for the district told the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday in a bid to keep a ban on handguns. The district is seeking to preserve its three-decade ban on handgun possession after a federal appeals court ruled in March that the ban is an unconstitutional infringement on an individual's right to keep and... (

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