Judge Gives Go Ahead To RI Magazine Gun Law

A federal judge is upholding the state of Rhode Island's ban on high-capacity gun magazines.

A package of gun control legislation signed by Governor Dan McKee earlier this year included a ban on magazines with over ten rounds.

It was challenged by several Rhode Island gun owners and a gun store in Chepachet. Under the new law which makes possession a felony, gun owners with those magazines have to turn them in to the police.

The Judge ruled that the state legislature took what was considered reasonable legislative action to try to prevent lives from being lost.

The law takes effect on Sunday.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge John McConnell says the plaintiffs did not present credible evidence that high-capacity magazines are weapons of self-defense, therefore straying from the intention of the Second Amendment.

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