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Justices mull appeal of Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has so far resisted elaborating on two landmark decisions that established a nationwide right to defend one's home with a gun.

That could change with a new appeal filed by gun owners that challenges a Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban.

The appeal by Dr. Arie Friedman and the Illinois State Rifle Association argues that the city of Highland Park has violated their constitutional rights by banning all semi-automatic guns and ammunition clips of more than 10 rounds.

The justices put off consideration of the appeal last week. In recent years, the court has almost always deferred action on an appeal before agreeing to take it up.

The court could say as early as Monday whether it will hear the case.

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