Last year, Rhode Island legislators passed a number of gun control measures, including a ban on what they described as “high capacity magazines.” That included any magazine that held over ten rounds. Rhode Island gun owners sued the state to prevent the implementation of the law, and now one man, U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr. (who was nominated to his position by Barack Obama after being recommended for the post by RI Senator Jack Reed), has denied Rhode Islanders their constitutional rights.
When bad laws are challenged, your constitutional rights can be subverted by a “one-man ban.” Now Rhode Islanders will be waiting for the Supreme Court to step up and prevent this violation of their constitutional rights as American citizens. The Providence Journal reports:
As the deadline approaches for gun owners to give up their high-capacity firearm magazines or face legal consequences, a federal judge on Wednesday upheld a newly enacted state law banning magazines that carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell Jr. refused to grant a request by a Chepachet gun store and several Rhode Island gun owners for a preliminary injunction blocking the law, which on Sunday will make possession of a large-capacity gun magazine a felony in Rhode Island.
McConnell found that the plaintiffs Big Bear Hunting and Fishing Supply; three Rhode Island residents — Mary Brimer, James Grundy and Jonathan Hirons; and, a Newport homeowner who lives in Florida, Jeffrey Goyette, had not shown that they would suffer irreparable harm if the law was allowed to take effect, and that allowing its enforcement was in the public’s interest.
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P.S. Also read Road Rage: Your 2A Freedoms Under Assault in Rhode Island.
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