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Monday, June 28, 2010

Supreme Court rules against Chicago handgun ban


The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Chicago's ban on handguns, spelling out a national right to keep and own firearms. (The court had struck down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., but that's a federal area -- it wasn't clear if that earlier ruling applied everywhere.) The Tribune says that Chicago leaders were expecting to lose the case, but they're going to pass new restrictions within days. The city won't ban gun ownership, but they will make it very, very hard as a practical matter.

Here's a PDF of the ruling. The vote was 5-4.


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