On June 29 — two days before California’s “high capacity” magazine ban was set to take effect — U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez blocked the ban to prevent “otherwise law-abiding” citizens from being criminalized.
Benitez ruled that the ban takes away Second Amendment rights “and amounts to the government taking people’s private property without compensation.”
Freilich did not address the fact that the high-profile shooting in Santa Barbara — May 23, 2014 — was carried out with “standard” magazines of 10 rounds.
I’m glad there’s at least one non-corrupt judge in CA doing his appointed duty. I’m still trying to determine why it’s bad to have more than 10 rounds in a magazine. Even if criminals obeyed this law (they won’t), it’s trivial to remove an empty 10-round magazine from a handgun and replace it with another 10-round magazine. It can be done very quickly. But that’s IF a criminal decided to use 10-round mags. It’s stupid…if a guy is willing to rob a bank, what makes you think that he’s going to follow a magazine limit law? “Oh, I have to go out and buy 10 round mags before I rob this bank…can’t use 15-round mags…that’s against the law…derp.”
I’ll be watching how this one plays out.