California’s ban on high-capacity gun magazines was struck down. Can you buy them now?

California’s ban on high-capacity gun magazines was struck down. Can you buy them now?

Gun Rights

A court order striking down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines drew cheers from gun rights advocates and criticism from gun control supporters . But what did it actually do? The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action laid out an explanation on Wednesday cautioning that gun owners still face some risk if they buy the previously banned magazines from out-of-state dealers. The court order could be put on hold or overturned, and that could put the purchaser in violation of California law, the NRA said. “Should an individual order ‘large capacity’ magazines from an online distributor, and during the shipping process a subsequent order from a court stays the enforcement of the injunction, (the section of the penal code prohibiting high-capacity magazines) will once again be in effect,” the NRA said. The NRA was among the Second Amendment activist groups to oppose California’s Proposition 63, the high-capacity magazine ban, and the organization assisted in challenging the voter-approved law. Technically, the restriction against large-capacity magazines, defined as an ammunition-feeding device capable of holding more than 10 rounds, has been unenforceable since June 29, 2017 because of legal challenges. As a result, gun-owners were able to keep large-capacity magazines they already owned. Judge Roger Benitez last week opened the door to the acquisition of new magazines in a decision that found California’s gun control law to be an unconstitutional restriction on the right to own weapons. Some gun retailers are eager to get back into the California market. Gun manufacturer Beretta […]

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