Moments ago, the 9th circuit court of appeals delivered a major victory for gun rights advocates.
Friday, a panel of 3 judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, concluding the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.
Trump-appointed Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s 2-1 majority, saying “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster.”
He added that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes at the core of the Second Amendment — the right to armed self-defense.”
The NRA responded with a tweet “@NRA scores a HUGE win in California today. The 9th Circuit, led by a Trump-appointed judge, rules that ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. This case will have repercussions nationwide.”
BREAKING NEWS: @NRA scores a HUGE win in California today. The 9th Circuit, led by a Trump-appointed judge, rules that ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
This case will have repercussions nationwide.
— NRA (@NRA) August 14, 2020
REPORT: In a stunning decision the 9th Circuit has ruled in (Duncan v Becerra) IN FAVOR OF GUN RIGHTS by affirmng that #California's ban on possession of high capacity magazines holding ten rounds or more violates the #2ndAmendment. pic.twitter.com/M07NnXH3dJ
— John Basham 🇺🇲 (@JohnBasham) August 14, 2020