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Friday, June 30, 2017

Anti-Gunners Lose

Federal Judge Blocks California’s 

Latest Gun Grab

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A Federal district judge has blocked a ban on so-called “high capacity” 
magazines from going into effect on Saturday. Californians approved the ban 
as a part of Proposition 63 which also mandated background checks for
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez issued the preliminary injunction that found 
the law was likely unconstitutional. Benitez reasoned that it was unconstitutional
 because it did not allow gun owners to use firearms that used, “whatever
 common magazine size he or she judges best suits the situation.” according 
to the Sacramento Bee. The law forbid Californians from possessing any
 magazines that contain more than 10 bullets.
“The State of California’s desire to criminalize simple possession of a firearm 
magazine able to hold more than 10 rounds is precisely the type of policy
 choice that the Constitution takes off the table,” the injection also read according
 to the Sacramento Bee.
The lawsuit was brought by the National Rifle Association’s affiliate, the
 California Rifle & Pistol Association.
The sale of “high-capacity” magazines has been outlawed in California since
 2000. However, those who had the magazines before the ban went into 
effect were allowed to keep their magazines. Gun rights advocates believe
 that there could be hundreds of thousands of those type of magazines in
 California homes.
Before the court injunction, Californians had several options on getting rid
 of magazines. They could take those magazines out of state. They could 
sell them to licensed gun dealers. The magazines also could be destroyed, 
permanently altered to be accept 10 rounds, or turned into law enforcement.
For what it’s worth, pro-gun California sheriffs were not exactly lining up to 
enforce the new ban. “We’re not going to be knocking on anybody’s door
 looking for them,” Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said. “We’re essentially
 making law-abiding citizens into criminals with this new law.”
It’s always a good day whenever a judge tosses out one of California’s
 anti-freedom laws. This particular law not only made criminals out of
 law-abiding citizens, but it also makes them less safe. When facing multiple
 criminals such as in a gang home invasion, it’s good to have a high-capacity 
magazine weapon.
Cases like this are why pro-gun presidents and judges are important. They 
act as a firewall to whatever lunacy the anti-gun left comes up with.