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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010, 11:46 A.M.

Court Extends Gun Ownership Rights

The Supreme Court held today that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became Chief Justice. By a 5-4 vote, the justices cast doubt on handgun bans in the Chicago area, but signaled that some limitations on the Constitution's "right to keep and bear arms" could survive legal challenges. Justice Samuel Alito said for the court that the Second Amendment right "applies equally to the federal government and the states." The court was split along familiar ideological lines, with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and four liberals opposed. Roberts voted with the majority/Associated Press. More here. (AP file photo for illustration purposes)

Question: What limitations, if any, do you think should be imposed on gun owners?




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