9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

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.”