Stopped by the Constitution
Governor Gavin Newsom’s attempt to trample the rights of Californians was reined in a bit by law and order. The effort, approved by voters in 2018, was shot down in federal court in March 2019. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez wrote in his March 30, 2019 decision that the state’s law went against the Constitution. Such a law went against the principles of American governance and the Second Amendment.
In particular, Judge Benitez wrote that CA’s law banning “high capacity magazines” was illegal.
“Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts,” San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez wrote as he declared unconstitutional the law that would have banned possessing any magazines holding more than 10 bullets.
The federal judge correctly pointed out that the use of such high capacity mags were very rare in everyday use. We applaud the choice. Furthermore, the judge protected the rights of each of us in the decision. It is, of course, likely that the state will take this to a higher court. They could even win. However, for the time being our ability to protect ourselves and our families is a little brighter.
Of course, Sacramento won’t take it laying down. They believe that it is high time to continue to trample your rights:
Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement that his office is “committed to defending California’s common sense gun laws” and is reviewing the decision and evaluating its next steps.
Not the End
We will stay on top of this story and update you further. Contact us today with info on effort protecting the Second Amendment. Our team is ready to help. We will give any assistance needed to protect our rights. Furthermore, this is not the end. Future court battles are ahead of us. Let’s not think that this is the final victory. Keep an eye out for future court decisions.