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January 30th, 2013
07:39 PM ET

Gun control debate goes to Washington

Has the gun control debate changed in the last 20 years? Brooke takes a closer look as the issue moves back to Capitol Hill.

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  1. Mel Sumang

    Thanks... to Piers for report on gun control... I am from Republic of Palau.. not a lot population.. but in Palau.. we have a very strict gun control.. 25yrs in prison if get caught in possession of gun or firearm.. 5yrs in prison for a bullet.. per bullet..

    So far when the law took affect.. it has been 30 plus years with not one gun crime..

    I do understand the concept of right to own a gun in US.. but sometime.. your own family with a gun can turn on you.. wish everyone would just live in peace... and take care of each other..

    January 31, 2013 at 8:31 am |
  2. E. Terrence Woolf, J.D.

    The fact is that under the Supreme Court's decision in Heller v D.C., assault weapons which are not fully automatic are within the class of firearms protected by the 2d Amendment. The court stated that the Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms of the type which men called up to serve in a militia would be expected to appear "bearing arms in common use..." Since millions of assault weapons (semi-automatic rifles with military appearance ) are in common use, they are clearly protected under Heller. Of course, reasonable restrictions on possession outside the home, and even on magazine capacity, would not appear to violate the 2d Amendment as the Heller court pointed out that 2d Amendment rights are not unlimited.

    February 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
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