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Appleton gun case draws Second Amendment challenge

Trial set Jan. 7 for man who bought assault rifles while facing felony charges

10:51 PM, Dec. 28, 2012
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As the debate over gun control and the Second Amendment hits fever pitch in the wake of the murders of schoolchildren and adults in Connecticut, a federal case originating from Appleton recently drew such a constitutional challenge.

Kamel M. Khatib of Appleton, who was arrested after buying four military-style rifles from undercover federal agents, claimed the Constitution gave him the right to purchase firearms, even while facing felony charges.

Khatib bought the weapons in August while he had two felony cases open in Outagamie County. He told a confidential informant he hoped to hire ...

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