In a massive setback for the hateful bigots at “Lift Every Voice Oregon,” a Federal judge in California has declared that that state’s ban on standard capacity magazines is unconstitutional …again.
In the decision Judge Roger Benitez noted:
One government solution to a few mad men with guns is a law that makes into criminals responsible, law-abiding people wanting larger magazines simply to protect themselves. The history and tradition of the Second Amendment clearly supports state laws against the use or misuse of firearms with unlawful intent, but not the disarmament of the law-abiding citizen. That kind of a solution is an infringement on the Constitutional right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The adoption of the Second Amendment was a freedom calculus decided long ago by our first citizens who cherished individual freedom with its risks more than the subservient security of a British ruler or the smothering safety of domestic lawmakers.
This is the exact opposite of the reasoning used by Federal Judge Karin Immergut when she found the magazine ban in Measure 114 to be constitutional.
Immergut ignored clear dictates from the US Supreme Court in the Bruen decision, and common sense, when she ruled in our lawsuit against the measure, that it was perfectly ok to ban Oregon gun owners from owning virtually any firearm magazine. She chose to ignore the painfully obvious reality that anyone intent on committing a crime would have ready access to magazines of any size and only the law abiding would be damaged by her clearly biased ruling.
This is very positive news for our ongoing efforts to reverse this dangerous and malicious law that barely passed with the help of out-of-state millionaires and the willing lapdogs in the cartel media.
While not directly affecting the state case currently in Harney County, it should had a positive impact there as well.
The ruling does stay the decision for ten days to give the far left state of California a chance to appeal, and there is a long way to go, but this is a very positive and long awaited development.
Thanks to all of you who have continued to support our efforts to defeat this intentionally evil attempt to destroy the civil rights of Oregonians.
You can read the decision here: