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29 July 2008

Associated Press

MORTON GROVE, Illinois — In 1981, this quiet northern Chicago suburb made history by becoming the first municipality in the nation to ban the possession of handguns. Twenty-seven years later, Morton Grove has repealed its law, bowing to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that affirmed homeowners' right to keep guns for self-defense. It's one of several Illinois communities — reluctant to spend money on legal fights — rushing to repeal their gun bans after the... (GunPolicy.org)

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