WHY IT MATTERS: Guns
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WHY IT MATTERS: Guns

ATLANTA (AP) — THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year’s elections. Do Americans have … Continue reading

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Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Maryland’s assault weapons ban implicates its citizens’ core Second Amendment rights and must be reviewed under a more rigorous judicial standard than the one used by a judge who upheld the law’s constitutionality, a divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading