By Beth Baumann
On Thursday, a federal judge issued an injunction against California’s high-capacity magazine ban, which was set to go into effect on July 1. Last year, California voters voted on and passed Prop. 63, which would prohibit the possession of high-capacity magazines (any magazine that could hold more than 10 rounds). Under the law, if a person was caught in possession of these magazines, they would face a $100 fine per magazine and a year in jail.
Thursday’s injunction temporarily places a hold on the law while the judge reviews the case filed by a handful of gun rights groups, including the California Rifle and Pistol Association.
“If this injunction does not issue, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of otherwise law-abiding citizens will have an untenable choice: become an outlaw or dispossess one’s self of lawfully acquired property,” San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in his 66-page order.
Judge Benitez also pointed out the very flaw in California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s arguments.
“Persons with violent intentions have used large capacity magazines, machine guns, hand grenades and pipe bombs, notwithstanding laws criminalizing their possession or use,” Benitez wrote. “Trying to legislatively outlaw the commonly possessed weapon de jour is …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms