SACRAMENTO, February 25, 2021 – California Lawyer Common Xavier Becerra in the present day applauded a call by the US Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to grant a rehearing en banc in Duncan v. Becerra, a case difficult California’s ban on the acquisition and possession of large-capacity magazines (LCMs). Final August, the Lawyer Common filed a petition seeking review of a divided three-judge panel’s choice to uphold a federal district court docket’s ruling that the LCM ban is unconstitutional. In in the present day’s order, the court docket additionally vacated the three-judge panel’s choice.
“Massive-capacity magazines have been utilized in many horrific mass shootings across the nation, together with proper right here in California,” mentioned Lawyer Common Becerra. “That’s why in the present day’s choice by the Ninth Circuit to rehear this case is important; it’s the subsequent step within the protection our state’s commonsense gun legal guidelines.”
LCMs are firearm magazines that may maintain greater than 10 rounds of ammunition. LCMs have been utilized in quite a few horrific mass shootings all through the nation, together with the tragic capturing on the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks in 2018 and the capturing on the Inland Regional Middle in San Bernardino in 2015. A 2019 study by Columbia University discovered that, “deaths in high-fatality mass shootings, relative to the inhabitants, have been greater than 3 times larger in states that didn’t prohibit LCMs”.
In California, it has been unlawful to fabricate, import, preserve or supply on the market, give, or lend LCMs since 2000. It has been unlawful to buy and obtain them since 2013. Proposition 63, which was handed by Californians in 2016, added a ban on the possession of LCMs. The ban on the sale, buy, manufacture, importation, or acquisition of LCMs stays in impact throughout the attraction.
Lawyer Common Becerra is dedicated to defending the general public and upholding California’s gun security legal guidelines. Final yr, the Lawyer Common and the Giffords Legislation Middle to Forestall Gun Violence led a coalition in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration demanding the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulate the unfinished pistol frames and rifle receivers used to make untraceable “ghost weapons” the identical means it regulates different firearms. Lawyer Common Becerra additionally filed a petition final August within the San Francisco Superior Court docket requesting that the court order San Diego-based Glockstore, a enterprise that sells factory-made serialized Glock handguns, aftermarket elements, and ghost gun kits, to adjust to an impressive subpoena and investigative interrogatories beforehand issued by the Lawyer Common. In January 2020, Lawyer Common Becerra joined a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s irresponsible efforts to loosen rules governing blueprints for 3D-printed ghost weapons. A video highlighting the California Division of Justice’s Armed Prohibited Individuals System and its work to guard public security by preserving firearms out of the fingers of people who’re prohibited by legislation from possessing them is on the market here.
A duplicate of in the present day’s order is on the market here.