Judge blocks California’s ban on high-capacity magazines over 2nd Amendment concerns

High capacity magazineHigh-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.

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“Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts,” San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez wrote as he declared unconstitutional the law that would have banned possessing any magazines holding more than 10 bullets.

California law has prohibited buying or selling such magazines since 2000, but those who had them before then were allowed to keep them.

In 2016, the Legislature and voters approved a law removing that provision. The California arm of the National Rifle Association sued and Benitez sided with the group’s argument that banning the magazines infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms. …

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  1. The Captive says

    Shouldn’t the person defending him or herself be able to determine how much amo. is needed should his dwelling be invaded? FOR God’s sake yes ! How logical and right.

  2. Bill Saracino says

    For those whose prissiness prevented them from voting for Trump in 2016, THIS is precisely why it was so important he win then, and so important he win next year. IT’S THE JUDGES STUPID ! This judge was a Bush appointee – – the lesson stays the same.

    • “This judge was a Bush appointee…” who can actually read and understand the Constitution as it was written by the Founders.

  3. OH WOW! A judge in Cali who actually did the right thing!!!! HALLELUJAH! There is HOPE!

  4. JLSeagull says

    Unfortunately AG Bracero will go running to the 9th Circuit who will overturn the judge’s ruling. Hey, this is Commiefornia, would you expect any less?

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