Washington Week

The Vault - June 27, 2008

06/27/2008 | 8m 58s

This week, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the 2nd amendment right to bear arms in a controversial case overturning Chicago's handgun ban. Just two years ago, the Roberts court signaled that it might rule this way when it struck down Washington, DC's handgun ban. But since DC was a federal enclave, gun rights supporters challenged Chicago's local law.

Aired: 06/27/08

Rating: NR

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