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United States

3 July 2010

Toronto Star (Ontario) / Chicago Tribune, Editorial

In its decision Monday on handgun laws imposed by Chicago and Oak Park, the U.S. Supreme Court included the Second Amendment "right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty." That means certain doom for the laws, which the court sent back to a lower court for final disposition. The key word here is "fundamental." Like it or not, the court has elevated gun ownership to the same level of protection as freedom of... (

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