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    The Supremes have weighed in on it, and for the moment the right to bear arms is constitutionally upheld.
    The Supreme Court ruled that one has the right to possess a functional and accessible firearm in one's residence, subject to existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations, the only caveat being that such laws and regulations cannot be so onerous as to constitute a ban on such possession.  

    Nothing more, nothing less, despite repeated proclamations of broad based rights from certain quarters.

    Any possession beyond that, such as carrying a weapon openly or concealed outside of your residence, is left to the states and local authorities. The provisions regarding firearm ownership and use vary wildly from state to state.

    I am a warrior for peace. And not a gentle man... Steve Mason, 1940-2005

    by Wayward Wind on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 12:16:07 PM PST

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