A federal judge in California has ruled the state’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition unconstitutional, citing a violation of Second Amendment rights.
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez stated that the “sweeping ban” overreached by preventing lawful use of such magazines, including self-defense.
The judge’s decision was influenced by a June 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which emphasized that firearms restrictions must align with the nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta plans to appeal the decision, arguing that the ban is essential for public safety.
The ruling has reignited the debate on gun control, pitting constitutional rights against public safety concerns.