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California Magazine Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

The ban prohibited any magazine with a capacity of more than 10 rounds in the state.

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A ban implemented by the State of California on firearm magazines that carry more than 10 rounds has been declared to be unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Roger Benitez, a judge for the U.S District Court of Southern California, had already ruled against the law in 2017 days before it was set to be implemented. A federal appeals court confirmed his decision, and on Friday Benitez issued another ruling blocking the ban from being implemented.

It’s already illegal to purchase or transmit magazines with more than a 10-round capacity in California. The ban that Benitez overturned would have gone even further in requiring those who already possess such commonly-owned magazines to destroy or give up their magazines. The most common sporting rifles owned by civilians in the United States usually accept 30-round magazines.

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Unfortunately, gun owners and those looking to enter the hobby in California have no way to acquire standard capacity magazines for firearms such as the iconic AR-15. Californians instead are forced to utilize 10-round “baby” magazines. Plenty of semiautomatic pistols have magazines that accept more than 10 rounds, as well.

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Judge Benitez stated that “individual liberty and freedom are not outdated concepts” in issuing the ruling, a blow to gun control advocates in California and across the nation such as Michael Bloomberg and George Soros. He decided that the magazine ban would have failed the legal test set as precedent in the famous DC vs Heller case, and also cited cases in which law-abiding individuals were able to justifiably defend themselves using guns with magazines that would’ve been made illegal.

Lawfully armed citizens throughout the state will be hoping that the Judge’s ruling will serve as grounds to throw out California’s magazine purchase ban as soon as possible.

Elsewhere in the world of gun control, a nationwide gun grab measure in New Zealand has failed to retrieve more than 37 firearms.

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2.5 Million Guns Sold In March, SMASHING Previous US Record For Gun Buys

Americans want their guns.

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Federal firearms licensees sold more than 2.5 million guns to the American public in March 2020, easily smashing the previously held record for the most gun sales in an individual month by more than a million transactions.

The gun sale data has been gauged by Small Arms Analytics, and the estimation of a total of 2,583,238 sales has been pulled from raw FBI National Instant Criminal Background Checks System data. It’s actually possible that the total figure of guns sales is a bit higher, considering gun sales between private individuals are not subject to the NICS system.

Not only does the figure of 2.5 million gun sales surpass the previous monthly record holder from March 2019, but it does so in a resounding fashion. 1.4 million guns were sold in that month, meaning that March 2020 surpassed the record by approximately 1.1 million sales.

A breakdown of the sales between long guns and handguns was provided by Small Arms Analytics. Handgun sales in particular spiked exponentially, easily surpassing previous quarterly highs in gun sales that preceded major American elections.

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An alternate system of quantifying gun purchases utilized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation verified that March was in fact a record-setting month for gun sales.

The surge in gun and ammunition sales in the wake of the nascent Chinese coronavirus epidemic is well documented at this point, with gun and ammunition retailers reporting selling out their entire inventories and still not coming close to meeting demand.

As Americans arm themselves in unprecedented record-setting numbers, some major American municipalities and states have taken it upon themselves to wholly shut down the lawful firearms commerce and manufacturing industries. However, several of them have been stopped cold in their tracks, in light of federal guidelines from the Trump administration that recognizes businesses serving the Second Amendment community as “essential.”

New Jersey and Los Angeles County are among the two biggest governmental entities forced to walk back arbitrary commands that gun stores close in light of the guidelines.

Dubious state of emergency declarations that try to implement backdoor gun control in a hour where more Americans are seeking to lawfully arm themselves than ever before simply aren’t going to work, judging from historical amounts of armaments freedom-loving patriots have secured in the last month alone.

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