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Judge Tosses Out Anti-2nd Amendment California Law Against Ammunition Purchases

Judge Tosses Out Anti-2nd Amendment California Law Against Ammunition Purchases

California’s latest assault against their citizens 2nd amendment rights has met a major setback, a win for freedom loving Americans everywhere.

A federal judge blocked a California gun law on Thursday that required people to undergo a background check before purchasing ammunition.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego called the regulations “onerous and convoluted,” adding that they violate a citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights, the Associated Press reported.

Benitez ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which had asked him to halt the background checks with a preliminary injunction.

“The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted. California’s new ammunition background check law misfires and the 2nd Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured,” Benitez wrote in his 120-page opinion.

“”Criminals, tyrants, and terrorists don’t do background checks,” he added. “The background check experiment defies common sense while unduly and severely burdening the Second Amendment rights of every responsible, gun-owning citizen desiring to lawfully buy ammunition.”

The ruling was based on the belief by Benitez that the law blocked legal sales to law-abiding citizens, he said the figures showed this would happen about 16% of the time, that was unacceptable. He included with the ruling that the state law prohibiting any outside sales of ammo was illegal; it violated the state’s federal interstate commerce laws.

California was the first state, a test-bed to push further restrictions on 2nd Amendment rights by requiring background checks for ammo purchases last July.

In response to this ammunition, sales jumped 300% in June before the regulations taking effect. This measure was first approved back in 2016.

The state attorney said the state would review the ruling, did not give any comment concerning if the state would try to challenge this or not.

The judicial response to this will have California and its anti-2nd Amendment crowd-pulling back to lick their wounds, but they will respond by moving to try to reenact this in a way that can’t be turned around.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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