In a victory for gun rights activists in California, a federal judge has ruled that the state’s Unsafe Handgun Act is unconstitutional. This ruling has severely hit the Democrats who had long been pushing for some of the country’s most restrictive gun laws. The Act ensures that all new semiautomatic handguns should have a loaded chamber indicator as well as a mechanism to prevent it from being fired if a magazine is not correctly inserted. Moreover, every cartridge should have a unique microscopic code etched upon it. The law also mandates three previously approved firearms must be removed when a new handgun is added to the list of approved weapons. These draconian measures were successfully challenged by Lana Rae Renna, the Second Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and San Diego County Gun Owners.
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In support of the plaintiffs, Judge Dana M. Sabraw banned the Unsafe Handgun Act from being enforced, much to the jubilation of Second Amendment Foundation executive director Adam Kraut. “Today’s decision marks yet another victory for California gun owners and Californians who wish to purchase modern handguns,” he said in a statement.
JUST IN: The Ninth Circuit granted our motion to immediately halt portions of the district court’s ruling temporarily blocking enforcement of provisions of the Unsafe Handgun Act.
— Rob Bonta (@AGRobBonta) April 1, 2023
This is not the first time that the Unsafe Handgun Act has been found to be in violation of the Second Amendment: U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney had earlier ruled that those requirements were unconstitutional. However, the state government led by California Attorney General Rob Bonta has repeatedly sought to keep this law in place, reflecting the Democrats’ disdain for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Judge Sabraw’s ruling has dashed the hopes of the gun control fanatics who had wishfully contemplated that the Act would curb crime. With this decision, the California government must recognize that the people have the right to defend themselves with the latest technology that matches the criminal’s firepower. The Conservatives hail this ruling and appreciate the judge’s recognition of the Second Amendment.