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Gun law challenges likely after high court ruling

 WASHINGTON (AP) - State or local gun laws that prohibit people from carrying firearms outside the home and tough registration requirements are the most likely to be struck down by judges following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The high court ruled this week that Americans have a right to possess guns, at least for self-defense in the home.

Ohio State University law professor Douglas Berman says courts might decide that in places with tough registration laws, restrictions on where guns can be carried may be less important -- and vice versa.

But Berman says he expects some of the hardest questions will deal with people making a case to be armed for self-defense. For example, it might be argued that college campuses are homes -- where guns should be allowed.

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