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Supreme Court to Review D.C. Handgun Ban

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Supreme Court to Review D.C. Handgun Ban

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Supreme Court to Review D.C. Handgun Ban

Supreme Court to Review D.C. Handgun Ban

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The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review the District of Columbia's nearly complete ban on the right to own and use a handgun. The city is appealing a ruling that said the ban is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

It has been more than a half-century since the Supreme Court last interpreted the Second Amendment. The amendment has sometimes been read to protect each American's right to have a gun, and other times to protect that right only in connection with military service.