LA gloriously fumbles their magazine ban

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LA gloriously fumbles their magazine ban

Due to Judge Roger Benitez granting a preliminary injunction against the state temporarily barring it from enforcing the statewide ban until the case has been decided, as of July 1st the undocumented owners of +10rd magazines living in LA can...

Back in 2015, before the statewide ban on the possession of +10rd magazines, the City of Los Angeles passed its own possession ban. All of 0% of people within LA complied with this ban, leaving the undocumented owners of these magazines to live in the shadows in perpetual fear of confiscation, and undocumented owners visiting or passing through the LA area either not knowing they were in violation of the law or if it applied to them.

Then came SB 1446 and Prop 63 which banned the possession statewide. There's a little thing called "preemption" in which if there's a conflict between a local law and a state law, or a state law and a federal law, supremacy goes to the bigger fish.

Since the bigger fish was the statewide ban, the City of Los Angeles not wanting to conflict with state preemption added a sunset date to their ban the same day the statewide ban was to take effect: July 1, 2017.

Due to Judge Roger Benitez granting a preliminary injunction against the state temporarily barring it from enforcing the statewide ban until the case has been decided, as of July 1st the undocumented owners of +10rd magazines living in LA can breathe a temporary sigh of relief and come out of the shadows because their city's ban is no longer in effect.

This only applies to current owners of +10rd magazines. There is still a ban on selling, manufacturing, importing, and transferring these mags.

Hat tip Paul T Nordberg for bringing this to my attention.

Here's links to the city's official documents:

Council File Official Action of LA City Council

Mayor Approval

Expect it to be reinstated eventually, but as for now, getting an unexpected win is reason enough to celebrate. No magazine is illegal.

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