U.S. Supreme Court orders lower courts to reconsider gun law challenges

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(Corrects first paragraph to say “rulings that backed” instead of “rulings against”) By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) -On the heels of last week’s landmark ruling expanding individual gun rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out several lower court rulings that backed gun restrictions including bans on assault-style rifles in Maryland and large-capacity ammunition magazines in New Jersey and California. The actions by the justices sent these cases back to lower courts to reconsider in light of their June 23 ruling that declared for the first time a constitutional right to carry…

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