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Another California Anti-Gun Rights Law Struck Down

Keith G. Langer Aug. 14, 2020

The ban, criminalizing possession of "large capacity magazines," was challenged in Duncan v. Becerra. The 66-page majority opinion of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was written by Circuit Judge Kenneth K. Lee, who observed:

“We understand the purpose in passing this law. But even the laudable goal of reducing gun violence must comply with the Constitution. California's near-categorical ban of LCMs infringes on the fundamental right to self-defense. It criminalizes the possession of half of all magazines in America today. It makes unlawful magazines that are commonly used in handguns by law-abiding citizens for self-defense. And it substantially burdens the core right of self-defense guaranteed to the people under the Second Amendment. It cannot stand.”

Thank Second Amendment Foundation, the California Gun Rights Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Armed Equality, San Diego County Gun Owners, Orange County Gun Owners, Riverside County Gun Owners, and California County Gun Owners for this win.