My good man @James asked about this recent turn of events.
From what I understand is some of the examples why Judge Benitez ruled as he did is he cited an account of a woman successfully defending from 3 attackers killing 1 with a firearm using a magazine which held over 10 rds. She was in her PJs with no way to hold/have an additional magazine, phone in one hand with her firearm in the other when she had to protect herself.
Then another reference to 2 other women with 10 rd only magazines were unsuccessful in defending themselves from attackers.
Back to answering James. My reply is almost that it’s like it’s 1992 again, right before Brady Bill was passing.
Plenty of AR mags listed for sale, yet Glock mags are all sold out.
It’s perfect timing, I literally came into some additional cash. Going through my wishlist and the first thing was a road glide cvo mako fade paint finish, then this hit and I’m going shopping I already have 20 on the way.
As of this date they are legal in CA but I’m going to keep them in AZ until the smoke clears and dust settles, you can bet there will be an appeal. Better news is the 9th circuit has had some changes in justices who are now sitting and any en banc hearings stand a better chance to favor the 2nd Amendment.
I’m going to look for the Glock 21, 22 and 17 standard capacity mags, along with checking out Sig P229 mags as I’ve decided to get one. I’m also picking up a Kel-Tec RDB-C hunter in 5.56 as it just went on sale this week. I was looking for a used 6.5 Grendel as they’re not available new anymore. With this development I’ll go with the 5.56.
Still not out of the woods but vendors are shipping so it’s a fire sale right now.
Funny thing about CA law is the ripple effect the way the laws are written. They’re written with the intent to have definitions carry the weight of the law and for it to hold water. These definitions carry over and segue into other laws or lay foundations for other law to take effect.
Which is why there can be no concessions, no negotiations on giving up any 2nd Amendment rights.
Here’s an example, centerfire rifles are one of the following,
a registered assault weapon is clear for this,
a featureless is clear
yet a fixed magazine/mag locked rifle under current CA PC law cannot have a mag over 10 rds, it then magically becomes an assault weapon under the current definition. So you gotta stay frosty.
The Kel-Tec falls under a different class since it’s not an AR platform and not under these definitions, similar to an M1a or mini 14.
I’ll still run 10rd 10/30 Pmags and Hexmags on my AR platforms. FYI, guys run .458 socom uppers as only 9 rds will fit max in a 30 rd 5.56 mag. Not this kid.
Here’s the link to the article that broke.