Federal Court Strikes Down California Ban On Gun Magazines

  • A federal judge yet again declared California’s ban on gun magazines unconstitutional Friday.
  • The ban was first instituted in a 2000 measure signed into law by then-Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, and prohibited state residents from buying or selling magazines that hold 10 or more rounds. U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez struck it down after previously striking it in 2019.
  • The 9th U.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Benitez’s ruling, but that decision later was vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court, which returned the case to the Benitez’s court for further proceedings.
  • “The history and tradition of the Second Amendment clearly supports state laws against the use or misuse of firearms with unlawful intent, but not the disarmament of the law-abiding citizen,” Benitez wrote in his 71-page decision.


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