Pax­ton Defends 2nd Amend­ment, saying 'This Law Must be Struck Down'

“Criminalizing the possession of a magazine that is so commonly used leaves Americans defenseless and vulnerable, especially in high crime areas.”   

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 24 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a New Jersey law that violates the Second Amendment by banning firearms with magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. In its amicus brief, the states’ coalition asks the Supreme Court to take the case and reverse a 2018 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit that upheld New Jersey’s law.

Most popular firearms owned in the United States come standard with a range of 11 to 15 rounds, making New Jersey’s law both unreasonable and unconstitutional.  
 
“New Jersey’s law is a blatant violation of the 2nd Amendment, and its mere existence threatens the rights of law-abiding citizens. This law must be struck down,” said Attorney General Paxton.

“Criminalizing the possession of a magazine that is so commonly used leaves Americans defenseless and vulnerable, especially in high crime areas.” 
  

In the 43 states that allow them, firearms with standard-capacity magazines are common to the point of ubiquity among law-abiding gun owners and their use promotes public safety.  
 
  • Read the full brief here
This brief is joined by the Attorneys General from:
 
  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arkansas
  4. Georgia
  5. Idaho
  6. Indiana
  7. Kansas
  8. Kentucky
  9. Mississippi
  10. Missouri
  11. Montana
  12. Nebraska
  13. North Dakota
  14. Ohio
  15. Oklahoma
  16. South Carolina
  17. South Dakota
  18. Tennessee
  19. Utah
  20. West Virginia, and
  21. Wyoming
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