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  • Gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Capitol in Springfield in March 2012. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Gun-carry ban death rattle

    New life is being breathed into the Second Amendment. After it was beaten down by activist courts over the decades, the nation's top justices finally decided two years ago that the founders meant what they wrote. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court majority held it was unconstitutional for the Windy City to forbid residents to keep handguns in their homes. On Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided the phrase in the Bill of Rights about "bearing arms" has meaning as well.

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