Judge: California law mandating handgun safety features violates Second Amendment

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2023
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A federal judge is blocking a California law that would mandate certain safety features for semiautomatic handguns. 

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney on Monday ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) and four individuals who had said the law violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms since no new guns being manufactured complied with it, Reuters reported. 

The plaintiffs noted that gun buyers in California were de facto limited to purchasing models from before 2013, the year when the law fully took effect. 


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