Judge Rules Against California Handgun Restrictions

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(ConservativeHub.com) – On March 20, a federal judge ruled against parts of a California measure that would restrict new handgun sales in the state. The judge argued that the restrictions contradicted the Second Amendment.

U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney stated in his ruling that the new requirements set forth regarding handguns were unconstitutional as the restrictions mean that new models of semi automatic handguns for sale that were developed after 2013 don’t pass the state requirements. As such, Californians have to buy older and more unsafe models.

He proceeded to also issue a preliminary injunction in the case which was begin two weeks from the ruling. The state’s Department of Justice was given until then to appeal the ruling in the case filed by the California Rifle & Pistol Association and additional advocates for gun rights.

Fox News reports that California law requires all handguns to have a “chamber load indicator, a magazine disconnect mechanism, and microstamping capability.”

Carney, who had been appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, said that there is currently no such handgun on Earth with all three of those features. He added that as such, these regulations have an incredible impact on people in the state being able to acquire new handguns.

There are some older handguns that exist in a list of guns that would pass the safety test as set by the Unsafe Handgun Act. Carney concluded that “Californians have the constitutional right” to buy and use the latest handgun models for their safety and should not feel required to settle for old models.

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