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   Court rules in favor of Second Amendment gun right

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6/26/2008 9:00 am

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Yahoo News

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Entered 6/26/2008, Updated 6/26/2008

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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. The court's 5-4 ruling strikes down the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision goes further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact.


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