Early this week, the lengthy debate on gun laws has made its way to the spotlight --- out of San Francisco.
A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments as to whether or not the gun law that was passed by Sunnyvale voters in California in the previous year is constitutional.
Gun rights groups, as well the National Rifle Association, are saying the law, which bars residents from possessing gun magazines that holds over 10 rounds, is in violation of the Second Amendment.
Citizens of Sunnyvale claim the law doesn’t intrude on their Second Amendment rights to possess a firearm in their homes for self-defense. Sunnyvale says the limiting the use of magazines makes a lot more sense since they’re used often in mass shooting including the gun shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut, a few years back.
A California District Judge maintained the law saying that while the law in Sunnyvale had implications of the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment rights issue is said to be “light.”