This past Thursday, US District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of the State of California’s ban on the possession of standard capacity magazines which was set to go into effect on Saturday, July 1st. Legal scholar Dave Kopel does an excellent job in analyzing Judge Benitez’s decision in the case of Duncan et al v. Becerra.
In celebration of Judge Benitez’s injunction, one California gun owner, Archibald68 on Instagram, was pictured in front of the California State Capitol holding a 30-round magazine while wearing a “banana clip” t-shirt. Gotta love it!
Great pic from @firearms.unknown of @archibald68 celebrating the right to possess common magazines while repping BRD’s Banana Clip tee at the CA State Capitol🙌🏼 ______________________________________ Today, July 1st 2017, would have been the last day for Californians to transfer out of state, sell out of state, or turn over their 10+ mags to law enforcement for destruction without facing criminal charges that would have lead to a fine and suspension of their 2A Right as well seizure of all their firearms, in essence, a backdoor confiscation of weapons. This was via the passage of Prop 63, which was opposed by law enforcement. ______________________________________ U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, who is based in San Diego, issued a preliminary injunction Thursday, June 29, that found the law was likely unconstitutional because it prevented people from using firearms that employed “whatever common magazine size he or she judges best suits the situation.” The law would have barred people from possessing magazines containing more than 10 cartridges. ______________________________________ BLK RFL DIV called Judge Benitez’s office (619) 446 3589 and, while not personally available, left a message thanking him for protecting the Rights and property of Americans. If you wish to do the same, do it, thank those that stand between us and the statists who wish to criminalize law abiding folks, stand with those who honor their Oath.