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US Supreme Court Upholds States' Assault Weapons Bans

The U.S. Supreme Court has left in place two states' bans on certain assault-style, semiautomatic rifles. Pro-gun advocates had filed a challenge to the assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, but the court on Monday refused to hear the challenge. The bans were passed after a gunman with an AR-15 rifle killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. Seven states and Washington, D.C. have enacted bans on assault weapons....

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