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D.C. will not appeal gun law to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — District officials will not appeal a court order blocking enforcement of the city’s restrictions on the carrying of concealed guns in public, setting the stage for what could be a marked increase in firearms on the streets of ...

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D.C. weighs gun law appeal amid US debate

WASHINGTON — D.C. officials say they will decide this week whether to ask the Supreme Court to review a ruling striking down the city’s restrictions on carrying concealed guns — a choice that could determine the fate of similar laws ...

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Appeals court strikes down Florida law that barred physicians from asking about gun ownership

In 2011, the Florida state legislature passed a law called the Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act. The act prohibited Florida doctors from asking routine questions about their patients’ gun ownership, unless that information was deemed relevant to patient care or the ...

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Support for stricter gun laws ticks up

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WASHINGTON— Here are some things to know about public opinion on gun laws from a new AP-GfK poll: MORE FAVOR STRICTER LAWS Fifty-eight of Americans now think gun laws should be made stricter, while 27 percent think they should be ...

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Judge rejects challenge to NY’s tougher gun laws

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A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York’s new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment. State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara’s decision, ...

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Second Amendment to get second SCOTUS look?

new U.S. Supreme Court term is already set to be one for the record books with issues like immigration reform, same-sex marriage rights, the constitutionality of warrantless GPS tracking and the health care law all on tap. But there could be another high profile issue before the justices — again: the Second Amendment.

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