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Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

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People line up to shoot at clay targets at an outdoor gun range at P2K Sports in El Cajon, February 1, 2017.

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban


Dan Eaton, partner, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek


A coalition of gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association, filed another lawsuit on Thursday challenging California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The lawsuit, Duncan V. Becerra, argues the ban violates the Second Amendment and the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution.

“Legislators in California routinely enact laws that only affect the law-abiding and do nothing to enhance public safety,” said Chris Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. “This lawsuit, and others that will follow, is an effort to ensure the rights of law-abiding gun owners are respected in California.”

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The lawsuit is the second in a series challenging the anti-gun laws passed last year, which include a ban on some semiautomatic rifles and background checks for purchasing ammunition.

The restrictions bolstered the state’s position of having the toughest gun controls in the nation.

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