Sunday, 31 March 2019

California's Magazine Ban has been handed a blow

quote [ "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. ]

This does not mean you can put a normal sized 30rd Magazine on a featureless rifle because it still becomes an Assault Weapon under California law by virtue of being able to hold more then 10rds.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by backSLIDER@7:22amGMT]


avid said @ 1:20am GMT on 1st Apr [Score:1 Insightful]
The "common sense" argument why you shouldn't ban high-capacity magazines is that bad guys can reload, so it doesn't really make a difference.

Then this court case strikes down a high-capacity ban because threatened homeowners can't put the phone down to reload.

Seems like it's not a great argument if it can be used to defend both sides of the issue.
backSLIDER said @ 3:27am GMT on 8th Apr
Update the AG asked the Judge for a stay and he granted it effective Friday the 5th minus making owning the magazines illegal. My rough estimate is 30 million magazines were sold to Californians in the last week.

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