Monday 18 February 2008

US Gun rights under scrutiny for first time in 70 years

A fascinting event is due to unfold in the coming months as the US Supreme is set to rule on the right to bear arms of its citizens. The case is between the city of Washington - which has had a ban on hand guns for 30 years - and a citizen of the city, who claims it is right to hold such a weapon under the second amendment of 1791.
This is one of the most divisive issues in US politics and will surely cause much furore between now and the ruling in June. Read the Guardian coverage here.

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