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Judge Strikes Down D.C. Ban on Handguns Outside Home

A federal judge struck down the U.S. capital's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates constitutional rights.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fight over gun laws here. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision striking down the city's 32-year-old ban on handguns. Since then, the city has rewritten its laws, lawsuits have been filed and even Congress has waded into the fight.

In a decision made public Saturday, Judge Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside the home for self-defense. He cited two U.S. Supreme Court cases as important to his ruling—the 2008 opinion striking down the District of Columbia's ban and a 2010 ruling involving Chicago's handgun ban. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right "to keep and bear Arms."

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/judge-strikes-down-d-c-ban-on-handguns-outside-home-1406518566

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