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Supreme Court’s Landmark U.S. Gun-Rights Ruling Not So Landmark

The dire warnings that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recognition of an individual right to bear arms would lead to a wholesale voiding of gun-control laws seem to have been overblown.

The most recent case in point: The justices on Monday declined to review a San Francisco gun law that was remarkably similar to one they struck down in a landmark ruling in 2008. Because the city law had been upheld by lower courts in California, the high court’s refusal to hear the case left the statute intact for San Francisco to enforce and others to copy.