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Old 9th May 2010, 21:44
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con-pilot

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Every American has that choice? are you sure about that? hasn't your government put rules and regulations in place that limits the kind of people who are allowed to carry/own firearms?
Yes, every American citizen who has not forfeited his rights by being a convicted felon and/or is not mentally balanced has the right to own a gun.

Admittedly that there are some local and state governments that currently ban the ownership of handguns, however, there is a case going through the courts that will most likely be finally decided by the US Supreme Court to determine if such local and state laws are Constitutional.

The US Supreme Court has already ruled that the city of Washington D.C. did not have the right to ban private ownership of any type of weapon. However, Washington D.C. is not in a state, it is a US Federal City.
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