Yesterday brought news that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled against magazine capacity limits. A definite win and a moral victory for our side, with verbiage that the gun owners’ civil rights movement will be quoting from for a long time to come.
Basically, they supported the original decision of Judge Roger Benitez. When the California AG’s office appealed, Judge Benitez put a stay on his order, and at this writing to the best of my knowledge the stay has not been lifted. We haven’t heard from the AG’s Office as of this writing but it is expected that they’ll request an en banc hearing and if that doesn’t go their way, perhaps even take it to the US Supreme Court.
So, California readers, I for one will be taking only ten-round magazines to California when I go there next month to teach.
But this decision is nonetheless a step in the right direction, and a big bright ray of hope and freedom.