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Court: California’s Ten Round Magazine Limit Violates Second Amendment

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Knee-jerk legislating is a hallmark of the Left. Pick a feature of a firearm and Democrats have jumped at the opportunity to limit, prohibit, or completely ban them. When Magazine bans were all the rage states like New York and California rammed them into law. California’s has just been overturned.

In Duncan vs. Becerra, … Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined …that California’s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment. …

Judge Benitez rendered his opinion late Friday afternoon and handed Second Amendment supporters a sweeping victory by completely invalidating California’s 10-round limit on magazine capacity. “Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts,” he declared.  

Because states cannot ban commonly used firearms the second amendment also protects commonly used components of those firearms, according to Judge Benitez. Magazines that hold more than ten rounds are widely used and available.

The State of California is expected to appeal to the 9th circuit which is well known for passing judgments that are later overturned by the US Supreme Court. So, this is not the end. But it’s a decent middle.