NRA Sues San Francisco Over Gun Capacity Law
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Rifle Association is suing the city of San Francisco, claiming the city violated the Second Amendment with a new ordinance banning possession of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in response to the recently approved measure. The new law expands an existing ban on sales of large-capacity gun magazines and requires owners who have those magazines to turn them over to police within 90 days starting next month.
The lawsuit says limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds gives violent criminals an edge over people trying to protect themselves.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled people have the right to possess handguns in their home for self-defense. NRA attorneys contend weapons holding more than 10 cartridges are in the same category.
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