Friday, August 14, 2020

CA ban on 'high-capacity' magazines ruled unconstitutional

 In a blow to one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature gun-control laws, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

“Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote on behalf of two of the three judges on the panel. “California’s near-categorical ban of (large-capacity magazines) strikes at the core of the Second Amendment, the right to armed self-defense. Armed self-defense is a fundamental right rooted in tradition and the text of the Second Amendment.”

At a press conference Friday, Newsom said he expects the state ban to survive, since local government restrictions on high-capacity magazines have overcome previous legal challenges.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article244964865.html

 

So the gov believes that while a state ban is unconstitutional, local government bans somehow will be ruled okay. More California dreaming there, Gavin.

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