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United States

5 March 2009

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia residents would have far greater access to firearms, including semiautomatic weapons, under a measure the Senate approved Thursday. The 62-36 vote was a victory for the pro-gun lobby which has waged a lengthy battle against the tough antigun laws imposed by the district on its residents. It comes eight months after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, ruled that the district's 32-year-old ban on handgun possession violated Second... (

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