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OffbeatCourt blocked law that would have made possession of magazine in Thousand Oaks illegal

23:30  08 november  2018
23:30  08 november  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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No magazines have been turned in to the Kern County Sheriff's Office in the last three months, he Sean Brady, an attorney for gun owners, estimates tens of thousands of Californians still have Anyone in possession of a banned magazine starting Saturday would have faced a citation for an

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The sale of the high-capacity magazine used by a gunman who killed at least 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday is prohibited under California law and possessing it would have been illegal, too, by a state law currently blocked by a federal court.

Sheriff Geoff Dean said the gunman, who was also killed, was armed with a Glock 21 – a .45-caliber, semi-automatic handgun.

"The weapon was designed in California to hold a magazine of 10 rounds and one in the chamber, but he had an extended magazine on it," Dean said.

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Dean did not specify the size of the extended magazine, but most high-capacity magazines for the gun that are for sale online hold 26 rounds. "Drum" magazines that are compatible with the handgun can hold as many as 40 rounds.

California has outlawed the sale of magazines larger than 10 rounds since 2000 but owners who owned larger ones before the law took effect were permitted to keep them.

Court blocked law that would have made possession of magazine in Thousand Oaks illegal © Mark J. Terrill, AP Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean speaks to reporters near the scene in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2018, where a gunman opened fire the previous night inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people.

In 2016, California voters approved a proposition in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, which made it illegal to possess magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

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Gun control advocates argued the previous law was not effective because there was no way to determine when or where a high-capacity magazine was purchased. Those whose magazines previously had been "grandfathered" were required to alter them or get rid of them.

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Before the new law could take effect, it was blocked by a federal judge after a lawsuit by the California Rifle & Pistol Association, the state National Rifle Association affiliate, argued the law was unconstitutional. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction pending the resolution of the lawsuit.

Adam Skaggs, chief counsel for the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said the magazine used in Thousand Oaks was probably obtained illegally because it's unlikely the 28-year-old gunman purchased before the 2000 law was passed.

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A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing

"It just confirms the serious safety risks that these magazines entail," Skaggs said.

"When someone is forced to stop and reload it creates an opportunity to escape. It creates an opportunity to try and disable the shooter. That's why restricting access to these is so important in terms of making mass shootings less deadly."

Skaggs said it is no single gun law can prevent every mass shooting and that it is impossible to know if the shooter would have obtained a high-capacity magazine with or without the "unfortunate" court injunction.

But he said that if the law prohibiting high-capacity magazines is "enforced and put into effect, it's going to reduce the number of potentially dangerous shooters who have access to these types of devices, and in the long run will save lives."

Gun rights activists argue that the government cannot prevent all acts of violence and that people are safer when they exercise, rather than restrict, the Second Amendment.

"Once more we see the devastating effects of the illusion of safety that gun control laws and policies are founded upon," the Firearms Policy Coalition said in a statement Thursday. "Gun control proponents like Gavin Newsom, California’s incoming governor, are irrationally committed to passing more and more laws that just do not prevent violent people from doing evil things."

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Law makes possession and use illegal but then exempts said weapons and devices if they're registered in Magazines that would have been subject to the Proposition 63 ban are legal for private citizens to keep until the California courts have ruled that large capacity magazines (LCM) that are

“The court cannot know for certain why this exemption was included,” Shubb wrote in a 23-page opinion issued Wednesday. Jerry Brown in 2016 to reduce the likelihood of mass shootings in California by banning the possession of gun magazines that hold more than 10 bullets.

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California has some of the more restrictive gun laws in the country and federal law is somewhat stricter when it comes to handguns.

Anyone who buys or is given a handgun in California has to get a state-issued firearm safety certificate, which comes with a fee of up to $25 and must be renewed every five years.

In California, even "private party transfers" – such as those at gun shows – must involve a licensed firearms dealer, unless the person is giving or selling the gun to a family member.

Concealed carry permits in California can be issued by a sheriff, if a person can show that they need one. The state does not honor carry permits issued by other jurisdictions. On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from California residents challenging the law.

There is also a minimum 10-day waiting period and in addition to the federally-mandated background check, the California Department of Justice is required to check its own records and records from the Department of State Hospitals, according to the Giffords Law Center.


Gabby Giffords, a former Democratic member of the House of Representatives, was shot along with 18 others while meeting with constituents in 2011. The gunman in that attack used a Glock 19 pistol and carried two 33-round magazines, according to The Washington Post.

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Under federal law, a person has to be 21 to buy a handgun from a dealer and 18 to get a handgun from an individual. Rifles and shotguns can be sold to people 18 and over, and unlicensed individuals can give them to people of any age, according to the Giffords Law Center.

Under the 1968 Gun Control Act, anytime someone buys two or more handguns within five days, it must be reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Because of concerns about guns being run into Mexico, multiple rifle sales must also be reported to the ATF in the four southern border states: Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. That policy expires in 2021. Outside of those states, multiple rifle or shotgun sales in other states do not have to be reported, regardless of the number.

"California has among the strongest gun laws in the nation and as a result, thankfully, incidents like this occur much less frequently in California than they do in states with more permiss gun laws," Skaggs said,

"But as today made abundantly clear, as San Bernardino made abundantly clear, even in California the risk of this kind of horrific shooting is unavoidable."

Contributing: The Associated Press

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