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United States

23 May 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer, Opinion

In its 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a D.C. law banning handguns violated the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The Second Amendment, however, is a limitation only on federal law. Now, in McDonald v. City of Chicago, gun-rights advocates have asked the court to apply the right to bear arms to state and local gun-control laws. The Second Amendment says: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of... (

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