9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

Posted at 11:08 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 14:08:08-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

The panel's majority ruled Friday that the law banning magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear firearms. California Rifle & Pistol Association attorney Chuck Michel calls it a huge victory.

The ruling has national implications because other states have similar restrictions.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra did not immediately say if he would ask for a full court review or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

He also did not say if the state would seek a delay to prevent a buying spree.