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9th Circuit eyes California ban on high-capacity magazines

In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, semi-automatic rifles and large capacity magazines are...
In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, semi-automatic rifles and large capacity magazines are displayed during a joint legislative informational hearing about gun control at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. A federal appeals court said Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, that it will reconsider a three-judge court's split ruling last year throwing out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the case after two members of the three-judge appellate panel ruled in August that California's ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)(Steve Yeater | AP)
Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 10:29 PM PST
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court will reconsider a three-judge court’s split ruling last year throwing out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the case.

Two members of the three-judge appellate panel ruled in August that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.

The third member had said the ruling conflicts with decisions in six other federal appellate courts across the nation. Advocates on both sides said Thursday they are eager for a rematch.

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In this March 31, 1998, file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., examines a magazine clip...
In this March 31, 1998, file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., examines a magazine clip from an AK-47 during a Capitol Hill news conference where she announced the introduction of legislation that would prohibit the sale of ammunition clips carrying more than 10 rounds, the type of high-capacity clip used in the Arkansas school shooting, and also revise the federal assault weapons law she authored four years ago. A federal appeals court said Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, that it will reconsider a three-judge court's split ruling last year throwing out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a decision with potential impact in many other states. (AP Photo/Khue Bui, File)(Khue Bui | AP)