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SACRAMENTO (AP) – A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” Appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes at the core of the Second Amendment – the right to armed self-defense.” He noted that California passed the law “in the wake of heart-wrenching and highly publicized mass shootings,” but said that isn’t enough to justify a ban whose scope “is so sweeping that half of all magazines in America are now unlawful to own in California.” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra did not immediately say if he would ask the full appellate court to reconsider the ruling by the three judges, or if he would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also did not immediately say if the state would seek a delay of the ruling to prevent an immediate buying spree. Sales are currently on hold based on a stay by the lower court and cannot immediately resume. California Rifle & Pistol Association attorney Chuck Michel called it “a huge victory” for gun owners “and the right to choose to own a firearm to defend your family.”
so if im understanding this right any of those states that have such magazine restrictions are no longer valid? at least since this ruling and if brought to scotus and if they agree it could then apply NATIONALLY . this should strike down hawaiis magazine bans ,should stop the law they were trying to pass in WA state and revoke any laws on the book related to magazine size .idaho and MT (my state) have no such restrictions along with NV and AK so this seems to be effecting mostly the blue states of the west coast and goes to show it could go very badly if they challenge the law all the way to Scotus and risk it becoming a national precedent which would roll back magazine bans in about a third of US states
District of Alaska District of Arizona Central District of California Eastern District of California Northern District of California Southern District of California District of Hawaii District of Idaho District of Montana District of Nevada District of Oregon Eastern District of Washington Western District of Washington
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: RalagaNarHallas
That is correct.
This will get elevated to SCOTUS eventually. For the time being those restrictions no longer carry legal weight.