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PHILADELPHIA- A split US prosecutor’s court has maintained a New Jersey team limiting the amount of ammunition a single gun the magazine can hold.
A team passed this year limits most gun owners to newspapers holding 10 ammunition rounds instead of the 15-year limit on site since 1990.
US Criminal Court Patty Shwartz wrote that the law balanced the state’s interest in public security with the rights of individuals to defend their homes. The 2-1 crucial Wednesday denied the movement of a weapon law group for a temporary ban to stop the law from coming into force.
New Jersey officials hope that the ban on high-capacity magazine could counter mass shoots if they have to stop reloading. Around seven other states, the District of Columbia and several cities have similar boundaries.
Shwartz said the National Association of National Rifle Associations challenging the law that played down the “significant increase in frequency and mortality” of mass shifts and active shooter situations. And she said that the state’s efforts do not conflict with the second amendment, as “there is no limitation on the number of firearms or newspapers or the amount of ammunition that a person may legally hold”.
Judge Stephanos Bibas pointed in contrast to the fact that questioning the evidence the law will reduce gun violence.
The law is one of six gun control measures signed by the Democratic Government. Phil Murphy in June. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, in a tweet Wednesday, called the ruling “a big win for public security and law enforcement security.”
The Association of New Jersey Rifles and Gun Clubs, which promised to appeal, said that Americans own 133 newspapers that can accommodate more than 10 bullets, about half of all sold. Managing Director Scott L. Bach attacked the ruling as “clearly wrong” and said it was “making a million honest citizens in felony” to take action to defend their homes.