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So What If Tommy Guns Are Popular?

The NRA said "hugely popular" weapons can't be banned. History shows how absurd that argument is.

How unusual?

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When a sharply divided Supreme Court created an individual right to bear arms seven years ago, it also made clear that the right would remain subject to "longstanding prohibitions." On Monday, the court confirmed that some newer prohibitions are allowed as well.

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