Federal judge blocks California ban on full-capacity magazines

Posted by on June 30, 2017 9:55 am
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A federal judge has temporarily blocked a voter-approved California law that would have forced gun owners to get rid of full-capacity ammunition magazines by this Saturday.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, who is based in San Diego, issued a preliminary injunction Thursday that found the law was likely unconstitutional because it prevented people from using firearms that employed “whatever common magazine size he or she judges best suits the situation.” The law would have barred people from possessing magazines containing more than 10 bullets.

“The State of California’s desire to criminalize simple possession of a firearm magazine able to hold more than 10 rounds is precisely the type of policy choice that the Constitution takes off the table,” the injunction read.

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3 responses to Federal judge blocks California ban on full-capacity magazines

  1. Zulu 3-6 June 30th, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Shortly after the time the feds banned “high cap” magazines, I went to a murder scene where the victim was shot ten times with a 9mm. The perp used a legal 10-round mag, but the victim was still as dead as they come. I remember thinking “What’s the difference? Ten times or 15 times?”

    The perp was arrested calmly sitting on the curb next to the victim’s car. It was a love triangle deal.

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  2. Jeanne June 30th, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I was wondering if something would happen. I had read that some counties where not with the plan. The had said that there were enough officers to keep people safe much less go out after clips.

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  3. JP in MT June 30th, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I heard some rumblings that the lawsuit was going to happen because the ban was retroactive.

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