Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Local Gun Laws

Challenge to Chicago handgun ban could neuter local gun control measures
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2009 11:40 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The Supreme Court will take up a case that could radically alter legal precedent regarding gun ownership and Second Amendment rights. The case is an appeal brought by Chicago-area gun owners who challenged the city’s ban on handguns. The high court overturned such a ban last year in Washington, DC, but didn't make clear whether it applied to cities and states, notes the Los Angeles Times. The ruling, due next summer, could lead to challenges of gun-control measures across the nation.