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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A case challenging the ban on private handgun ownership in the U.S. capital could lead to the first ruling by the Supreme Court since 1939 on the rights of Americans to bear arms.
Officials from the District of Columbia government this week asked the high court to agree the city's 31-year-old law banning private possession of handguns is constitutional.
City lawyers have argued the amendment guarantees the right to bear arms only for members of a militia, like today's National Guard, and not for individuals.
"A law that bans handguns but permits private ownership of rifles and shotguns does not deprive anyone of the right to keep and bear arms, however that right is construed," she said.
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Yeah, but I was thinking that any ruling by SCOTUS would start with the ammo, maybe that ammunition could only be sold to registered handgun owners, which is not currently the case, at least in Texas. Any overall handgun ban, if that is in fact the plan, has to begin with something more benign.