WV Attorney General Morrisey joins 24-state effort to protect ammo magazine purchases

WV Attorney General Morrisey joins 24-state effort to protect ammo magazine purchases

In this April 10, 2013 file photo, Jonathan Scalise, owner of Ammunition Storage Components, holds up a 10-round, left, and a 30-round magazine that his company manufacturers for the AR-15 rifle in New Britain, Conn. Gun rights supporters are suing Connecticut officials over part of a 2013 state gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook school shooting, saying it unconstitutionally bans people from loading more than 10 rounds of ammunition into their firearms. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 cites the Second Amendment right to bear arms and the ability of people to better defend themselves with more bullets in their guns. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday that he has joined a 24-state coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the rights of gun owners with regard to standard capacity magazines. The coalition filed a recent brief urging the Supreme Court to review, and ultimately overturn, a federal appeals court ruling that would permit states to outlaw ammunition magazines that are currently legal in more than half of the nation. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey “The right to keep and bear arms is vital to West Virginians and law-abiding gun owners across the nation,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Limiting ammunition magazines in such a manner flagrantly mocks the Second Amendment freedom that our nation’s founders gave all Americans to defend themselves and their property. Simply put, it could be a […]

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