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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:29 PM

US appeals court upholds New Jersey limit on ammunition

Source: Associated Press


Published 7:21 pm CST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A split U.S. appeals court has upheld a New Jersey law that limits the amount of ammunition a single gun magazine can hold.

A law passed this year limits most gun owners to magazines that hold 10 rounds of ammunition instead of the 15-round limit in place since 1990.

U.S. Circuit Judge Patty Shwartz says in a ruling Wednesday that the law balances the state's interest in public safety with the rights of individuals to defend their homes. The 2-1 ruling denies a gun-rights' group motion for a temporary injunction to stop the law from taking effect.

New Jersey officials hope the lower limit could thwart mass shooters if they have to stop to reload.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/US-appeals-court-upholds-New-Jersey-limit-on-13446014.php

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