Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

California: NRA Lawsuit Inevitable if San Francisco Adopts Unconstitutional Ban on Standard-Capacity Magazines

Friday, October 25, 2013

On October 22, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed on its first reading, a package of gun control measures, including a ban on the possession of so-called “large capacity magazines,” defined as ammunition feeding devices capable of holding more than ten rounds.  It is highly anticipated that the anti-gun Board of Supervisors will give final approval of this ordinance at its next meeting on October 29, and it will be signed into law.  Once this ban goes into effect, residents will have ninety days to surrender their magazines or remove them from the city.

Your NRA has been closely monitoring the escalating situation in San Francisco, and submitted a letter opposing this most recent attempt to strip away the rights of San Francisco residents.  Our letter specifically points out that by banning ammunition magazines holding ten or more rounds – magazines owned by millions for self-defense – this ordinance plainly conflicts with the Second Amendment.

As the U.S. Supreme Court recently made clear, firearms and accessories “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes” or those “in common use” are protected by the Constitution and cannot be flatly banned.  NRA’s California legal team Michel & Associates is prepared to immediately file a Second Amendment civil rights lawsuit seeking to prevent this new law from taking effect and to have it declared unconstitutional.

But San Francisco is, unfortunately, not the only California city close to enacting this unconstitutional restriction.  A nearly identical magazine ban will be considered by Sunnyvale voters on November 5.  To view our opposition letter, please click here.  Should Sunnyvale voters approve this ballot measure, it will take effect in early 2014.  Litigation against Sunnyvale is also likely should a majority of the town’s voters agree to deprive their gun-owning neighbors of their civil rights.  The City of Los Angeles has repeatedly placed a similar ordinance on its agenda, but has not yet taken any action to put the ordinance into effect.

If you will be affected by the unlawful magazine bans in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, you are welcome to contact Michel & Associates to discuss your options.

To assist in our fight against this attack on gun owners’ rights in California, please donate to the NRA Legal Action Project here.  Rest assured that your donation will be used for the benefit of Californians.  In the unlikely event that neither law passes, these funds will be put to good use challenging other unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms throughout the state.  For a summary of the many actions the NRA legal team has taken or is currently taking on behalf of California gun owners, click here.

Second Amendment supporters should also be careful about supporting litigation efforts promised by other individuals and groups without access to the necessary funding, relationships, firearm experts and experienced lawyers on the NRA’s national legal team.  The NRA’s team of highly regarded civil rights attorneys and scholars has the resources, skills and expertise to maximize the potential for victory.   Please donate to the NRA Legal Action Project today!

 

 

TRENDING NOW
Obama Lies about Guns… Again

News  

Friday, June 14, 2019

Obama Lies about Guns… Again

Despite no longer living in the White House, former President Barack Obama continues to be a headache to law-abiding Americans. On May 30, Obama spoke at a digital innovation event in Brazil. During the onstage ...

Don’t Say They Didn’t Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats’ Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor

News  

Friday, June 7, 2019

Don’t Say They Didn’t Warn You: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats’ Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor

If the 2020 Democrat presidential primary is any indication, that party’s base and donor class will accept nothing less from their nominee than commitments to sweeping gun control. And the contenders appear happy to accommodate ...

Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK’S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy

News  

Friday, June 14, 2019

Pittsburgh Mayor Presents DICK’S CEO an Award for Gun Control Advocacy

On June 4-5, the annual Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit was held in New York City. The theme of this year’s CEO Summit was “Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issue: Selective Use of CEO Voice.” ...

Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun

News  

Friday, June 14, 2019

Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun

Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, “combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust.” “Ask Amy” appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, ...

Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology

News  

Friday, June 14, 2019

Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology

This week in the online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” is a real rollercoaster. Week Five is titled “Regulating Gun Design, Enforcing Gun Laws, and Reducing Police-Involved Shootings” covers so-called assault ...

Tennessee: Governor Bill Lee Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tennessee: Governor Bill Lee Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Last week, Governor Bill Lee signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 1264 /Senate Bill 705, into law.

New Jersey “Smart Gun” Law Gets an F Grade

News  

Friday, June 14, 2019

New Jersey “Smart Gun” Law Gets an F Grade

After signing six gun control measures into law a year ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned that “Our work is far from done.” Several new bills are now making the rounds in a state already notorious ...

Nevada: Gov. Sisolak Signs Anti-Gun Bill

Friday, June 14, 2019

Nevada: Gov. Sisolak Signs Anti-Gun Bill

Ignoring the constitutional rights of law-abiding Nevadans, on June 14th, Governor Steve Sisolak signed omnibus anti-gun Assembly Bill 291 into law.  Your NRA would like to thank the many lawmakers who stood with our members and ...

Nevada: Deadline Tomorrow For Governor to Act on Anti-Gun Bill

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Nevada: Deadline Tomorrow For Governor to Act on Anti-Gun Bill

Tomorrow, June 14th, is the deadline for Governor Steve Sisolak to take action on Assembly Bill 291. 

Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?

News  

Friday, June 7, 2019

Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?

In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.