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  • n  a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

  • A customer samples a handgun at a shop in Glendale, Calif.
  • He used a handgun to kill himself in his apartment.
  • Lightweight at six ounces, it's got a balanced heft you might associate with a well-made handgun.
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  • Samuel Alito in WireUpdate
    In Heller, we held that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense,Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the ruling. "Unless considerations of stare decisis counsel otherwise, a...
  • Adrian Fenty in FOXNews
    The Constitution leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating [handgun violence], including some measures regulating handguns : [b]ut the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the... Antonin Scalia http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Scalia&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEEHFsq01t19pfPD89FYst0ejm6uA Mineral Wells Index http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.mineralwellsindex.com/local/local_story_179091041.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEiZKAr4KHkKkLThL0FrjiUSEET7w Jun 27, 2008 45196 61713 handgun Washington's Mayor Adrian Fenty similarly warned: More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence."

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