California Magazine Ban in Trouble; California Exempts Retired Reserve Officers
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In November, 2016, California voters passed a referendum that banned the possession of magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. The ban was immediately challenged in the courts. An injunction against enforcement of the ban was put in effect by a federal district court.
The court challenge claims the ban violates the U.S. Constitution on several grounds, including the Second Amendment. The case is one of several where state and local governments contend that magazines of over 10 rounds fall outside of protection afforded by the Second Amendment.
The State of California appealed the injunction to the Ninth Circuit. A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld the federal Judge’s authority to stop enforcement of the ban. From foxnews.com: July 17th
Second Amendment activists were given a surprise boost this week when the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals backed a lower court’s decision to suspend California’s ban on the possession of large magazines.
Activists, supported by the National Rifle Association, have argued that the state’s ban on ownership of magazines holding 10 bullets or more is unconstitutional. They won a preliminary injunction by a San Diego district court last …Read the Rest