Major Win: Federal Judge Strikes Down Magazine Ban

Proposition 63 Suffers First Defeat in Court: Federal Judge Grants CRPA’s Request in NRA Supported Case to Stay Enforcement of California’s Magazine Ban

Yesterday, attorneys for the California Rifle & Pistol Association, supported by the National Rifle Association, obtained an important injunction in the case of Duncan v. Becerra, a federal lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against standard capacity magazines. The injunction effectively prevents California from enforcing its recently enacted ban against possession of such magazines while the case is pending, which was set to take effect on July 1—less than 2 days from today.

In granting the injunction, Judge Roger Benitez explained that Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in this lawsuit because “public safety interest may not eviscerate the Second Amendment.”

Filed in May, Duncan is the second in a series of carefully planned lawsuits challenging the package of gun control laws passed last year that have collectively become known as “gunmageddon” in addition to the anti-gun Proposition 63. The case challenges California’s restrictions against standard capacity magazines on the grounds that it violates the Second Amendment, due process clause, and takings clause of the United States Constitution.

As a result of the injunction, California gun owners will not be required to surrender or permanently alter their lawfully owned property by July 1. Instead, the injunction preserves the “status quo” while the constitutionality of the law is decided by the court.


Help Us Defeat California’s Magazine Ban!

CRPA and NRA will continue to support legal efforts such as Duncan, but we need all of California’s 10+ million gun owners to stand with us. Victory cannot be achieved without your support.


Take Action—Donate Now

By donating today to the CRPA Foundation, you will help CRA and NRA strike down California’s standard capacity magazine ban and the rest of “Gunmageddon” in addition to the insidious Prop 63. With your help, we will restore the freedoms that the anti-gun lobby and elitist Sacramento politicians took from us in 2016 and restore the right to choose to own a firearm to defend yourself and your family.

To find out more information on CRPA’s endeavors and how you can get involved, please visit For further information on the CRPA Foundation, click here.

Thank you for standing with CRPA and NRA. Together, we will make freedom ring once again throughout the Golden State.


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