N.J. gun groups could take challenge against ban on large magazines all the way to U.S. Supreme Court

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A gun rights group could take a legal challenge to Gov. Murphy’s ban on large magazines all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. A New Jersey gun rights group says it’s ready to take its fight against Gov. Phil Murphy ’s administration ban on 15-round magazines in the state all the way to the nation’s highest court after losing another round in federal court. The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs’ effort to overturn the ban was dealt another blow Wednesday when a federal appeals court upheld the law, which puts a 10-round magazine limit on firearms in the state. “The whole point of the case is to get a good decision no matter how high up we need to go,” Scott Bach, the group’s executive director, said. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit leaves a pitch to the U.S. Supreme Court as the next step. Bach, however, said the group is still considering other options before he commits to filing with the nation’s high court. Of course, it’s never a given the U.S. Supreme Court would hear the case. The court only takes up a fraction of cases sent to it in a given year. That means the bill Murphy signed into law on June 13 stands. Proponents of the measure argue it helps limit the number of causalities during mass shootings. Gun rights groups, meanwhile, say the measure turns gun owners into criminals and costs them money since […]

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