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Conn. School Shooting, Susan Rice Yields and Fiscal Cliff

December 14, 2012
We look at gun control politics following the shooting at a Conn. Elementary School
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra | July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012
Gun control and Democrats, Relationships between Supreme Court Justices, Campaign ads

July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012
Colorado shooting; campaign attack ads; Romney tax returns; Syria civil war
From the Vault

2nd Amendment at the Supreme Court

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June 27, 2008
THIS WEEK, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the 2nd amendment right to bear arms in a controversial case overturning Chicago’s hand-gun ban. Just two years ago, the Roberts court signaled that it might rule this way when it struck down Washington, DC’s hand-gun ban. But since DC was a federal enclave, gun rights supporters challenged Chicago's local law. Linda Greenhouse, then of the New York Times, and Pete Williams of NBC News analyze the decision overturning DC's law two years ago.
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