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By Rebecca Blatt

A federal judge has upheld the limitations on gun ownership in D.C. The rules in question were put in place following a Supreme Court decision in 2008, which overturned the city's outright ban on handguns.

Dick Heller, the plaintiff in that case, challenged the new regulations. He claimed registration procedures, a ban on most semiautomatic weapons and other limitations violated the intent of the high court's decision.

A U.S. District Judge sided with the city today. He says the Supreme Court decision did not ban reasonable limits on gun ownership designed to promote public safety.

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