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The Right to Bear Arms in NJ

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Last week’s landmark Supreme Court ruling overturned Washington DC’s handgun ban. New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-8th) looks at how the decision could lead to a change in the laws in his state. Plus: Artificial turf is more environmentally-friendly than a real lawn, but the CDC recently issued a warning that turf may release lead as it ages. We’ll give you the mowdown on the ups and downs of artificial lawns.

Guests:

Bill Pascrell

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