Supreme Court Rules For Gun Rights; Nixes Chicago Handgun Ban

Posted by | June 28, 2010 10:21 | Filed under: Top Stories

In a victory for gun owners, the Supreme Court has declared Chicago’s 28-year ban on gun ownership unconstitutional.

A conservative majority of justices on Monday reiterated its two-year-old conclusion the Constitution gives individuals equal or greater power than states to possess certain firearms for self-protection.

The court however said local jurisdictions still retain the flexibility to preserve some “reasonable” gun control measures currently in place nationwide.

The vote was 5-4, and was along party lines.

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