NRA Sues San Francisco Over Expanded Gun Magazine Ban

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November 20, 2013 9:16 a.m.

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday filed suit against San Francisco over a new measure expanding the city’s ban on large-capacity gun magazines, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The suit claimed the measure, which bans possession of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds effective on Dec. 8, violates Americans’ constitutional right to possess guns for self-defense. 

“Limiting magazine capacity for law-abiding citizens to 10 rounds decreases public safety by giving violent criminals an advantage and thus decreasing the likelihood that a victim will survive a criminal attack,” the suit read, as quoted by the Chronicle.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera told the newspaper that San Francisco was prepared to “litigate aggressively” to defend the measure, calling the city a “top target” for the NRA. 

The NRA also plans to sue Sunnyvale, Calif., where voters approved a similar measure on Nov. 5, according to the Chronicle. The organization had threatened to sue the state of California if Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill banning the sale of semi-automatic weapons with detachable magazines, but Brown vetoed that legislation last month.

[h/t Huffington Post]

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