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Supreme Court to consider local gun control laws

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Posted: Sep 30, 2009 9:10 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: gun laws, Supreme Court, Second Amendment, bans, high court, Chicago, Washington D.C.

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether strict local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment, ensuring another high-profile battle over the rights of gun owners.

The court says it will review a lower court ruling that upheld a handgun ban in Chicago. Gun rights supporters challenged gun laws in Chicago and some suburbs immediately following the high court's decision in June 2008 that struck down a handgun ban in the District of Columbia.

The new case tests whether last year's ruling applies as well to local and state laws.

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