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Handgun is any of the following: (1) Any firearm that has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of the single hand; (2) Any combination of parts of a firearm which is a deadly weapon capable of expelling or propelling one or more projectiles by the action of an explosive or combustible propellant.[1]

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The Second Amendment of the Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms, which would include handguns.

Advocates around the issue of gun control are primarily concerned over constitutional liberties, public safety, and safety for children.


  1. http://definitions.uslegal.com/d/deadly-weapon/

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