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Friday, 30 June 2017 13:00

California Judge Blocks Implementation of Magazine Ban

Written by  Bob Adelmann

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez issued a temporary injunction against implementation of a California law passed last year that would have turned most of the state’s six million gun owners into criminals overnight.

Previous law banned high-capacity magazines (containing more than 10 rounds) but grandfathered in those owners who already possessed them. The new law repeals that exemption and punishes mere possession of the offending magazines with fines and possible jail time, starting on Saturday, July 1.

Said Benitez:

If this injunction [is not issued] hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of otherwise law-abiding citizens will have an untenable choice: become an outlaw, or dispossess one’s self of lawfully acquired property. That is a choice they should not have to make….

The State of California’s desire to criminalize simple possession of a firearm magazine able to hold more than 10 rounds is precisely the type of policy choice that the Constitution takes off the table.

What he’s referring to, of course, is the language contained in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution, specifically that of the Second Amendment: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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Would be easier to shoot all librotards in Sacramento.

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The next law that California and states that have the same attitude as the liberal ran government of California will be that business's that sell ammo will only be allowed to sell the ammo in ten round boxes and an individual will only be allowed to buy just a certain amount of ten round boxes per week/month thru registration to buy ammo. That would mean that target shooters and hunters will have to make each shot count as they will not be able to attain a mass of ammo for those particular activities. Sounds far fetched for sure but with democrats and liberals nothing is too far fetched for their agenda.

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Ok then. We know for certain that at least 1 judge in California hasn't lost his mind.

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Good grief, it appears that we have found a California judge with a brain! Thanks, Judge Benitez!

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Edward S. Gazsi Written by Edward S. Gazsi
June 30, 2017
Whaaaat? An appeal to sanity, in CA mind you!!!!
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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
June 30, 2017
Hard to believe!

Thank god i'm in NH. I have four 100 round magazines and endless of 30 round mags and a bunch of puny 15 rounders. Heck when you have a least 100 plus firearms and over 30,000 rounds it could take for ever to shoot with those puny little mags. I always thought I need this many in case we have a war with our government or liberals.
Every household needs to be prepared. Includes burying 5-10 thousand rounds and a half dozen firearms. Just have to remember where you buried them. lol

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The judge's order only affects those persons who currently possess a magazine with a 10 plus round capacity. The judge's order does not allow citizens of CA to acquire magazines with a 10 plus round capacity.

How many citizens in CA rid themselves of magazines with a 10 plus round capacity because of this law? There must be some. The punishments available to prosecutors under this law for possession of 10 plus round magazines is very severe.

Intimidating citizens to forgo their constitutionally protected rights is a major step toward tyranny.

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Reinhold Sommerstedt Written by Reinhold Sommerstedt
June 30, 2017
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June 30, 2017
In Addition to the nullity secured by the Constitutional Prohibition of any law or action infringing on the substantial of Right of Individuals to Keep and Bear Arms, the fake law banning any possession and acquisition of arms is null and void ab initio also because it is ex post facto.

ex post facto law definition. A law that makes illegal an act that was legal when committed, increases the penalties for an infraction after it has been committed, or changes the rules of evidence to make conviction easier. The Constitution prohibits the making of ex post facto law.

We appreciate the rare occasion that a US District Court Judge would even touch Due Process of Law. Nevertheless, Judge Roger Benitez failed in his duty and obligation. The fake law banning possession and acquisition of arms must be declared "void ab initio" and the Court should order the Legislature to declare full censure for the willful violation. The reason this judge does not do so is because he knows that his authority is also a nullity. The US District Courts are outside Article III standing. This case is outside Article III Standing. The California legislature has abrogated its own authority by reason of a the long-standing disregard by the Legislative, Judicial and Executive parties in office for Constitutional Authority and Prohibitions .

The sole solution to the Current Insurrection and Constitution Crisis is to Call Up the Civilian Militia to safeguard interim Committees of Correspondence to remove all mischief and all parties to such mischief. To enforce Law it will be necessary to use lawful force,

All those people that will confess, cooperate and assist in the Restoration of Law and Order, Peace and Prosperity, may expect mitigation of their punishment. All others shall be shown no mercy and no peace.

Rise up and Shine. Take Down That Evil Tower.

No King But King Yehsua the Christ,
In His name and by His power

Reinhold
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Tommy Fox Written by Tommy Fox
July 01, 2017
They did it in CO - there is a grandfather provision - I have enough 30's to arm a squad.

I have repeatedly told you people that California people are crazy and totally insane. This judge is the only person in California that has any brains.........They bought those guns, let them have them. This is AMERICA, land of the brave ......... What has gone wrong with America ??????? More people are killed with cars than guns........ WAKE UP people of AMERICA...... It is not the guns fault...... It is the peoples
fault......Wake up...p-lace the fault where it belongs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE PEOPLE ARE AT FAULT

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David Renaud Written by David Renaud
June 30, 2017
ban guns......then ban people........that is the correct way to do it......... Happy 4 th of JULY.......Enjoy your holiday. We would not have a 4 th of july without GUNS ..... !!!!!! Think on that !!!!!

Common sense prevails over the insanity of Mexifornia's government bureaucracy....

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