(FeaturedNews.com) – On Monday, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) and four individuals there who have claimed that a California law violated the Second Amendment, which constitutionally protects the right to own and bear arms.
According to the lawsuit, the new safety regulations mandated by the law would mean that no new guns that are currently being manufactured complied with the new regulations. This would mean, as the plaintiffs noted, that all gun buyers in California would be limited to buying gun models that were constructed before 2013.
California’s Unsafe Handgun Act, enacted in 2001, would require all new semiautomatic weapons to have an indicator that showed whether there was a round in the chamber and would also mandate that a mechanism would be in place to prevent the firearm from being fired when the magazine is not fully inserted. This would be done to prevent an accidental discharge.
The state law would also mandate that all handguns had microstamping and that a serial number would need to be stamped on each bullet before it was fired.
Carney, who had been appointed by former President George W. Bush, stated that the law did not have any historical parallels and that residents should not be forced to use firearms that were decades old.
The state has 14 days to appeal against Carney’s decision.
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