At long last, the gun owners of California have regained their 2nd Amendment rights.
It was a surprising ruling from the often-liberal 9th circuit, but its true: the court struck down California’s ban on magazines which hold more than 10 bullets.
BREAKING NEWS: @NRA scores a HUGE win in California today. The 9th Circuit, led by a Trump-appointed judge, rules that ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
This case will have repercussions nationwide.
— NRA (@NRA) August 14, 2020
CBS Bay Area reports:
“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.”
We differ from Judge Lee on whether the ban was well-intentioned, but we wholeheartedly agree with the decision.