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Akulahawk

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Did the magazine ban get lifted for enough folks to grab a few magazines?
Not yet...still working way through appeals process.
We had freedom week and over 1M "large capacity" magazines flowed into the state. The case has yet to be voted on to be heard en-banc. Currently, LCM's are considered to be a "protected arm" and are subject to strict scrutiny. Unfortunately because the State requested a rehearing, this case isn't considered "final" so no "final" orders can be entered. If "we" win, it won't be appealed to SCOTUS as "we" would have won the case. If the State is smart about it, they won't appeal this either. If "we" lose, it would be appealed to SCOTUS and there's a good chance "we" would win at that level. California just doesn't have a non-arbitrary answer to how many rounds is considered adequate for self-defense, but did concede that a 1 round magazine is insufficient and an unconstitutional burden upon the 2A.

Final votes to take this case en-banc are due in a few more days. Until such time as the Court determines the answer, we won't know if it's going en-banc or not.
 

ffemt8978

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We had freedom week and over 1M "large capacity" magazines flowed into the state. The case has yet to be voted on to be heard en-banc. Currently, LCM's are considered to be a "protected arm" and are subject to strict scrutiny. Unfortunately because the State requested a rehearing, this case isn't considered "final" so no "final" orders can be entered. If "we" win, it won't be appealed to SCOTUS as "we" would have won the case. If the State is smart about it, they won't appeal this either. If "we" lose, it would be appealed to SCOTUS and there's a good chance "we" would win at that level. California just doesn't have a non-arbitrary answer to how many rounds is considered adequate for self-defense, but did concede that a 1 round magazine is insufficient and an unconstitutional burden upon the 2A.

Final votes to take this case en-banc are due in a few more days. Until such time as the Court determines the answer, we won't know if it's going en-banc or not.
My answer was the Cliff Notes version...but this is a more complete answer.
 

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