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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    November 30, 2023
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    Attorney General Brown Joins Multistate Amicus Brief to Uphold Laws Restricting Gun Magazine Capacity
    Coalition of 18 Attorneys General Argue Large-Capacity Magazines Are Not Protected by the Second Amendment Because They Are Not Commonly Used for Self-Defense  
    BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has joined a coalition of 17 other Attorneys General supporting California’s efforts to restrict the capacity of firearms magazines within its borders. The coalition filed an amicus briefyesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court, arguing that California’s prohibition on the possession and sale of large-capacity magazines is consistent with the Second Amendment to the Constutution. 
    “There is no justification for large-capacity magazines in the hands of everyday citizens,” said Attorney General Brown. “These devices that pose a threat to our communities are more suitable on the battlefield. I am committed to keeping common-sense restrictions in place on these deadly devices.
    The case, Duncan vs. Bonta, concerns the constitutionality of a California law that allows for possession and sale of firearms magazines that accept up to ten rounds of ammunition, but prohibits larger capacity magazines (LCM). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a preliminary injunction against California’s LCM ban, and California has appealed the decision. The Ninth Circuit has stayed the lower court’s preliminary injunction while it considers California’s appeal granted, allowing the law to remain in effect for now.  
    In the brief, the coalition argues that California’s large-capacity magazine law is a constitutionally permissible restriction because:  
    • To encourage public safety, states can and do impose restrictions on dangerous weapons, accessories, and ammunition that pose a threat to communities: States have widely adopted reasonable restrictions on the public carry, possession, and sale of many types of weapons, accessories, and forms of ammunition that are not suitable for self-defense and undermine the public’s safety. These restrictions are intended to reduce injuries and deaths, while leaving many other options available for individuals who wish to exercise the core Second Amendment right to self-defense.  
    • Large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment because they are not “Arms,” and they are not commonly used or suitable for self-defense: The Second Amendment protects only firearms that are commonly used or suitable for self-defense. Large-capacity magazines are neither. Instead, they facilitate the infliction of more injuries and more deaths when used in mass shootings and other forms of gun violence. 
    • California’s law is consistent with a historical tradition of regulating and imposing restrictions on new and distinctively dangerous forms of weaponry: Historical gunpowder storage laws and other rules and regulations were explicitly intended to prevent threats to public safety by limiting the aggregation of arsenals far beyond what would be sufficient for self-defense. Many state and federal laws throughout American history have also regulated specific dangerous weapons or accessories used for criminal and other violent purposes, such as machine guns or short-barreled shotguns.
    In submitting the brief, Attorney General Brown joins the Attorneys General Andrea of Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, New Jersey New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
     

    Apd09

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    “To encourage public safety”….JFC can you read Bruen and understand this is not permissible any longer.


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    6-Pack

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    If they aren’t in common use for self defense, why does every police officer carry a 10+ round mag? They aren’t hit squads and they only shoot in self defense, right?
     

    Growler215

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    "In submitting the brief, Attorney General Brown joins the Attorneys General Andrea of Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, New Jersey New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin."

    So, a handy list of states to "cross off the list" when you get fed up with Maryland and start looking for a place to move to.

    Or a handy list of AGs to be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail if enforcing the Constitution comes back in vogue.
     
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    D&Ds

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    “ I am committed to keeping common-sense restrictions in place on these deadly devices.”
    They don’t want to use common-sense on anything else.
     

    Georges2nd

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    Attorney General Brown Joins Multistate Amicus Brief to Uphold Laws Restricting Gun Magazine Capacity
    Coalition of 18 Attorneys General Argue Large-Capacity Magazines Are Not Protected by the Second Amendment Because They Are Not Commonly Used for Self-Defense  
    BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has joined a coalition of 17 other Attorneys General supporting California’s efforts to restrict the capacity of firearms magazines within its borders. The coalition filed an amicus briefyesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court, arguing that California’s prohibition on the possession and sale of large-capacity magazines is consistent with the Second Amendment to the Constutution. 
    “There is no justification for large-capacity magazines in the hands of everyday citizens,” said Attorney General Brown. “These devices that pose a threat to our communities are more suitable on the battlefield. I am committed to keeping common-sense restrictions in place on these deadly devices.
    The case, Duncan vs. Bonta, concerns the constitutionality of a California law that allows for possession and sale of firearms magazines that accept up to ten rounds of ammunition, but prohibits larger capacity magazines (LCM). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a preliminary injunction against California’s LCM ban, and California has appealed the decision. The Ninth Circuit has stayed the lower court’s preliminary injunction while it considers California’s appeal granted, allowing the law to remain in effect for now.  
    In the brief, the coalition argues that California’s large-capacity magazine law is a constitutionally permissible restriction because:  
    • To encourage public safety, states can and do impose restrictions on dangerous weapons, accessories, and ammunition that pose a threat to communities: States have widely adopted reasonable restrictions on the public carry, possession, and sale of many types of weapons, accessories, and forms of ammunition that are not suitable for self-defense and undermine the public’s safety. These restrictions are intended to reduce injuries and deaths, while leaving many other options available for individuals who wish to exercise the core Second Amendment right to self-defense.  
    • Large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment because they are not “Arms,” and they are not commonly used or suitable for self-defense: The Second Amendment protects only firearms that are commonly used or suitable for self-defense. Large-capacity magazines are neither. Instead, they facilitate the infliction of more injuries and more deaths when used in mass shootings and other forms of gun violence. 
    • California’s law is consistent with a historical tradition of regulating and imposing restrictions on new and distinctively dangerous forms of weaponry: Historical gunpowder storage laws and other rules and regulations were explicitly intended to prevent threats to public safety by limiting the aggregation of arsenals far beyond what would be sufficient for self-defense. Many state and federal laws throughout American history have also regulated specific dangerous weapons or accessories used for criminal and other violent purposes, such as machine guns or short-barreled shotguns.
    In submitting the brief, Attorney General Brown joins the Attorneys General Andrea of Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, New Jersey New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
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    MigraineMan

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    These restrictions are intended to reduce injuries and deaths, while leaving many other options available for only slightly infringing upon individuals who wish to exercise the core Second Amendment right to self-defense.  
    Interestingly, the Second Amendment isn't restricted to the core right to self-defense. Pound sand, Ant'ny.
     

    davsco

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    Oct 21, 2010
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    Loudoun, VA
    "large" cap mags aren't suitable for self-defense.. I mean how f_cking stupid is this? when your life is on the line, more is ALWAYS better. Plus a 'standard' glock 17 round mag for example sits flush with the grip so downloading it to an arbitrary 10 rounds def doesn't make it more 'suitable.'

    if 'more' and 'larger' aren't necessary, not sure why they had multi-person tac teams loaded to the gills with handguns and AR's and multiple "large" cap mags, to go after that boston marathon unarmed loser kid.

    i mean jfc if they would just put and keep the actual criminals in jail, there would be no need for any anti-2a infringement.
     

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