SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.
San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines.
He issued a preliminary injunction backing the legal challenge by the National Rifle Association-affiliated California Rifle & Pistol Association.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is defending the state law, did not immediately comment.
The judge says the law approved by voters in November takes away gun owners’ Second Amendment rights and amounts to the government taking people’s private property without compensation.
Lawmakers passed a similar law last year banning magazines.
Shots were fired at a bus on the westbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway Tuesday, sending one person to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
A new, long-awaited fire station in the East County is ready to sound its sirens. County and fire officials broke ground on the $8.2 million fire station project in a special ceremony Tuesday morning.
Thieves broke into a Mountain View family’s home and took their car, Christmas presents, family documents and money – all while the father fights stage four testicular cancer and his wife is eight months pregnant.
Since News 8 first aired their story last Friday, an Army veteran fighting stage four cancer, his pregnant wife and their two children have received an overwhelming amount of support from the community after their home was burglarized.
The holiday season is upon us and many people around the world will celebrate Christmas next week. With the upcoming holiday in mind, we rode our sleigh through the News 8 archives and unwrapped some special gifts to get us in the Christmas spirit.
Under a city ordinance, the minimum wage for workers within the City of San Diego will increase to $12 an hour.
High surf begins to ease later Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will begin to warm as high pressure strengthens.
A 23-year-old man was arrested following a confrontation in Spring Valley during which he allegedly bit a sheriff's deputy's arm, causing minor injuries, authorities said Tuesday.
Four people, including a child, were hospitalized with injuries from smoke inhalation from a fire caused by the child lighting a candle too close to a Christmas tree in an apartment building in City Heights, authorities said.
A man accused of leading Border Patrol agents on a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash on Interstate 8 in Boulevard, killing three of the suspected undocumented immigrants riding in his truck and injuring seven others, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the courthouse in El Cajon.