Ninth Circuit Salvages CA Magazine Ban

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Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit upheld California’s ban against “large-capacity magazines.” IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit upheld California’s ban against “large-capacity magazines.” This decision reverses previous rulings at both the district and circuit court levels concluding the ban was unconstitutional.

NRA-ILA backed the challenge California Penal Code §32310, which effectively bans Californians from possessing magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds. Criminals, by definition, ignore the ban altogether.

Today, the Ninth Circuit ignored Supreme Court precedents to extend its streak of anti-Second Amendment rulings. As Judge VanDyke described in a forceful dissent: “now, in the nine Western states covered by our court, the right to ‘keep and bear arms’ means, at most, you might get to possess one janky handgun and 2.2 rounds of ammunition, and only in your home under lock and key. That’s it. That’s ridiculous, and so I must respectfully dissent.”

While this decision is certain to disappoint America’s gun owners, NRA-ILA and its counsel at Kirkland & Ellis remain determined to correct this judicial error. Supporters of the Second Amendment can receive updates about this critical effort here and can join the fight directly here.

This case is captioned Duncan v. Bonta. It was previously titled Duncan v. Becerra, but the caption was changed when the Attorney General of California was replaced.

Please stay tuned to for future updates on this and all of NRA-ILA’s efforts to defend your constitutional rights.

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Still speaking in platitudes about Magazine capacity as a determining value in thwarted crime ? Really ?

Wow just wow..



Thanks wayne!


Misread title at first glance, getting entirely wrong meaning. Now to use that error for title of follow up article.
9th circuit savaged by SCOTUS for salvaging unconstitutional magazine ban.
Hate waiting for 9 old guys to right the wrongs.


I unfortunately live within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit. Let them enforce their own orders. I am sitting on cases of standard capacity magazines for my AR’s and other firearms. Bring your best game.


Do you have anyone to stand at your side out there. Someone with the fortitude and integrity that it would take to actually stand?


This just proves that the 9th circuit is a turd that needs flushed of all the liberal communist judges .


Actually, they are acting outside their purview of their existence.


This is why people need to STILL support the NRA. Yes they have flaws, but 99% of what they do are things 2A advocates support.


If you put the word “still” in all caps, does that mean you are serious?

If you put “PERIOD .” after your statement, people will take you more seriously. Note the space between the last letter and the punctuation. That’s a real attention-getter.


No. My back still aches from the stabbings.


Would you go back to having sex with a woman that gave you an STD? (I’m not talking about the blow-up versions)

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Dogma Factor

Well if the NRA would stop spending money on WLP’s defense. Fire him and all his cronies the NRA and the NRA-ILA would have the means to fight the 2A court battles. As it stands now the NRA is liquidating itself to pay for and defend WLP’s malfeasance. It also looks like the NRA is heading for receivership in the NY court battle. WLP may have to trade in his $5K suits for an orange one. The real losers will be the NRA members and the Second Amendment.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dogma Factor

The NRA is blowing funds on pomp and circumstance laced with egos and attitudes that none can afford.


Why do you support gun control organizations?