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Biting Back For California

Biting Back For California

California’s ban on standard-capacity magazines took a huge chunk out of residents’ gun rights. Now, NRA has joined a federal lawsuit to restore them.

This feature appears in the July ‘17 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.  

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) in late May announced that it, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association, is supporting an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s ban on the possession of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

Anti-gun advocates like to call such magazines “high-capacity,” and have declared them too dangerous for law-abiding gun owners to possess. Of course, a “high-capacity” magazine to gun-banners is simply a magazine that holds more ammunition than they think you should be able to have.

For AR-15s, a 30-round magazine is the standard capacity. If, in fact, a 10-round magazine was standard for that platform, anti-gunners would no doubt push for limiting magazines to five, or even fewer, rounds.

“Legislators in California routinely enact laws that only affect the law-abiding and do nothing to enhance public safety,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA executive director. “This lawsuit, and others that will follow, is an effort to ensure the rights of law-abiding gun owners are respected in California.”

The lawsuit, Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ban on possession of standard-capacity magazines as it violates the Second Amendment, as well as the U.S. Constitution’s due process clause. Duncan is the second in a series of carefully planned lawsuits challenging the anti-gun laws passed last year, which have collectively become known as “gunmageddon” among gun owners.

To stay up to date on the Duncan case, as well as other important lawsuits and Second Amendment issues, please keep an eye on your inbox and the California Stand and Fight website.

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