D.C. officials say the opinion issued Wednesday by a Texas federal judge that found unconstitutional a federal ban on the direct sale of handguns from federal firearms dealers to out-of state residents has limited applicability at this time. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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D.C. officials say the opinion issued Wednesday by a Texas federal judge that found unconstitutional a federal ban on the direct sale of handguns from federal firearms dealers to out-of state residents has limited applicability at this time. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)