Federal appeals court upholds California ban on large high-capacity ammunition magazines

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Former Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith of the media relations and community affairs group shows assault weapons exchanged at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Dec. 26, 2012. AP photo/Damian Dovarganes photo
Katabella Roberts The Epoch Times A federal appeals court Tuesday, Nov. 30, upheld California’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, reversing a San Diego federal judge’s rule that it was “unconstitutional” and handing a victory to Gov. Gavin Newsom and gun-control advocates. The California law, which was enacted in 2016, bans the possession of large-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The law also bans the manufacture and imports of large-capacity magazines. Under the law, owners of large-capacity magazines can modify them to accept 10 rounds or fewer and sell their magazines to firearm dealers or remove them from the state. The law provides several exceptions to the ban on large-capacity magazines, including possession by act
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