A federal judge blocked a California law Thursday, June 29th that was supposed to go into effect on Saturday, July 1st; the law would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.
San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said that the law, “would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines.” he also says the law passed last November, “takes away gun owners’ Second Amendment rights and amounts to the government taking people’s private property without compensation.”
The preliminary injunction was due to a legal challenge that was filed by the National Rifle Association-affiliated California Rifle & Pistol Association. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (HAH-vee-air Bah-sehr’-ah), who is defending the state law, did not immediately comment regarding the ruling.
The Miller News Service contacted San Diego County Gun Owners for comment; Executive Director Michael Schwartz told us “that he was glad that the judge (Judge Roger Benitez) saw that this bad law harmed good law-abiding citizens,” and “hoped that in the future that any new laws that were passed regarding criminals would only effect criminals, not law-abiding citizens.”
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Source: Associated Press
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