California Gun Owners Sue, Challenge Ban On High-Capacity Magazines

FRESNO (AP) — A group of California gun owners is challenging the state’s ban on large capacity magazines, saying it violates their constitutional rights.

The federal lawsuit filed Friday in Fresno seeks to overturn the ban on owning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

Seven individuals and four civil rights organizations are suing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

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Newly adopted laws also require Californians to give up high-capacity magazines by July 1.

The measures significantly tighten California’s gun laws, which are already among the strictest in the nation.

San Francisco attorney George Lee represents the gun owners. He says the ban violates their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Lee says requiring Californians to hand over their magazines amounts to the government taking people’s private property.

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  1. What about San Francisco’s ban?

  2. Incredibly stupid law. For example, the difference in time for a shooter to fire 30 rounds from a pistol, using one reload for two 15 round mags versus two reloads for three 10 round mags is negligible. In a rifle, two reloads of 10 round mags versus one 30 round mag, will add hardly no significant time to the discharge of 30 rounds.

    And – yes – it is a taking, which is why pre-ban owned mags have always been grandfathered in…

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