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8 February 2011

Washington Post / AP

WASHINGTON - Police data shows that since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Washington's handgun ban more than 2½ years ago, hundreds of residents in the District's safest and wealthiest areas have registered handguns — more than those in poor areas with higher crime. The Washington Post reports that since the 2008 ruling, records show more than 1,400 firearms have been registered with police. Among those, nearly 300 are in the high-income, low-crime Georgetown,... (

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