Newsom: “California’s high-capacity magazine ban was just STRUCK DOWN by Judge Benitez, an extremist, right-wing zealot with no regard to human life.”
A federal judge just dealt a blow to gun grabbers in California by ruling against a ban on high-capacity gun magazines. It’s amazing. No matter how bad crime gets, Democrats keep on pushing for new forms of gun control.
US judge strikes down California ban on high-capacity gun magazines
A federal judge in California on Friday declared that state’s ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition unconstitutional, saying it violated the Second Amendment rights of firearms owners.
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego said California’s “sweeping ban” went too far by preventing people from using magazines for lawful purposes, including self-defense.
“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 a 71-page decision.
Benitez cited a June 2022 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v Bruen, requiring that firearms restrictions be “consistent with this nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation” to pass muster.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who enforces the state’s laws, plans to seek a stay while he appeals the decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
He said Californians need to be kept safe from weapons enhancements that are “designed” to cause mass casualties.
Gavin Newsom ran to Twitter and posted the following message:
BREAKING: California’s high-capacity magazine ban was just STRUCK DOWN by Judge Benitez, an extremist, right-wing zealot with no regard to human life.
Wake up, America.
Our gun safety laws will continue to be thrown out by NRA-owned federal judges until we pass a Constitutional Amendment to protect our kids and end the gun violence epidemic in America.
BREAKING: California's high-capacity magazine ban was just STRUCK DOWN by Judge Benitez, an extremist, right-wing zealot with no regard to human life.
Wake up, America.
Our gun safety laws will continue to be thrown out by NRA-owned federal judges until we pass a Constitutional…
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 23, 2023
The NRA actually responded:
Perhaps this is a wake-up call, Governor.
You took an oath of office to defend the entire Constitution of the United States — Second Amendment included.
Ambition can be blinding… https://t.co/AMKwHOQayG
— NRA (@NRA) September 23, 2023
Others piled on as well:
I was reliably informed that attacking judges in this manner was devastating to the rule of law and threatened our entire democracy https://t.co/qrIVuDwXEA
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) September 23, 2023
Don’t Democrats say that attacking Judges and immigrants is an attack on democracy Gavin? Judge Benitez is a survivor of communism in Cuba. He knows what tyrants like you do when gun rights are taken from the people. He’s an American hero for stopping Marxist tyrants like you. https://t.co/4gTaLkCeqn
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 23, 2023
Why are you under minding the rule of law? Are you in insurrectionist? https://t.co/WqVMP42DUH
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 23, 2023
— Kron (@Kronykal) September 23, 2023
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