9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

The panel’s majority ruled Friday that the law banning magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear firearms.

California Rifle & Pistol Association attorney Chuck Michel calls it a huge victory.

The ruling has national implications because other states have similar restrictions.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra did not immediately say if he would ask for a full court review or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

He also did not say if the state would seek a delay to prevent a buying spree.

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