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United States

4 July 2008

St Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), Editorial

Two hundred and seventeen years after the Second Amendment was ratified, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided what it means. To bear arms, it turns out, you don't have to belong to a militia after all. In most places, it's been that way all along. On Thursday, a slender 5-4 majority of the court made it official, ruling that the Constitution empowers individuals to own and carry weapons. The ruling is being cheered by gun rights advocates, but the closer they read the... (

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