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Post about The Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Rights to the States

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Even the Supreme Court ruled on June 28th that the 2nd Amendment's protection of the right to bear arms applies in state and city levels. The 5-4 decision along ideological lines resisted 2008's choice to strike down DC's handgun ban, citing the 14th Amendment as a big element in the decision to extend the national right to own a hand gun for personal protection down to local levels. Though it formally returned McDonald v. City of Chicago into the lower courts for a decision, it is anticipated that Chicago's 28 year-old handgun ban will be overturned, which laws against handgun restrictions in other nations will be legally challenged for years to come. In this project, I watched and reports regarding the Supreme Court's decision in tv, online, and newspaper resources. I compared these reports with factual info regarding the ruling to help me examine for bias. Then I compared the US sources with each other, the foreign sources with one another, and then all resources together to come to a general conclusion about the media's presentation of the ruling. Each of the reports I gathered accurately conveyed basic details regarding the story; that the decision was 5-4 along ideological lines, the Supreme Court formally returned the case to the lower court for a final decision and that their usage of their 14th Amendment to expand federal protection of the right to keep arms to the neighborhood state/city degree and could likely lead to Chicago's 28 year gun ban to be overturned, as well as cause future litigation throughout the nation on current gun control legislation. US Broadcast Services Fox Report with Shepard Smith. Shepard Smith. June 28,2010. Summary: Throughout the Fox Report with Shepard Smith, Reporter Shepar...

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