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Amid gun control debate, federal court rules states may restrict open carry of weapons

3.24.2021

A man carries his weapon during a gun rally at  Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City.
A man carries his weapon during a 2nd Amendment gun rally on Feb. 8, 2020, at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. 
(Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)

SAN FRANCISCO —  As the nation debates gun control following two mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia, a California-based federal appeals court decided Wednesday that states may restrict the open carrying of guns without running afoul of the 2nd Amendment.

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