Federal judge blocks California ammunition sales law

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Federal judge blocks California ammunition sales law

Post by raymond » April 24th, 2020, 8:39 am

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fe ... n-n1191316
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge Thursday blocked background checks for ammunition buyers in California, calling the state's law on the matter "onerous and convoluted."

San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez granted a preliminary injunction against the rule after plaintiffs, including the California Rifle and Pistol Association and six-time Olympic medalist skeet shooter Kim Rhode, sued the state.

In 2016, Golden State voters approved Proposition 63, which included the background checks as well as a ban on high-capacity magazines for firearms. The same judge halted sales of the magazines as the state appeals another court challenge.

But in this case, Benitez was unequivocal.

"California’s new ammunition background check law misfires, and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured," he wrote. "In this action, Plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction enjoining California’s onerous and convoluted new laws requiring ammunition purchase background checks and implementing ammunition anti-importation laws."

The judge argued that the checks hurt legal ammo buyers while doing little to prevent criminals from obtaining firepower. "Criminals, tyrants and terrorists don’t do background checks," Benitez wrote.

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Re: Federal judge blocks California ammunition sales law

Post by mike_v » April 25th, 2020, 4:37 am

A "victory" for gun rights! :D

I sure feel sorry for gun owners who have to live under those horrible rules and laws the elected gun grabbers come up with... :x

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