On August 14, 2020, California’s 9th Circuit Court brings to an end California’s ban on high-capacity magazines. A law suit was filed in June of 2017. A three-judge panel of the 9th United States District Court of Appeals throughout the ban in on high-capacity magazines stating that the ban violated the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms.
Appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote in the panel’s majority that California’s ban on high-capacity magazines “strikes at the core of the Second Amendment and the right to armed self-defense.” Of the three judge panel, there was only one dissent. This is a huge win for gun rights and the Second Amendment. It will take some time to see if the Supreme Court will finally take up a case which will define the legality of certain types of gun bans.
The decision could have far reaching affects on the rest of the country with other states who have instituted similar magazine bans. These other states with similar bans on guns, may find themselves also on the loosing end of a court case. It will be interesting to see how other courts will rule. This ruling only immediately applies to Western State within the 9th Circuit Courts jurisdiction. This ruling gives gun owners hope that the assault on guns will once and finally be decided.
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