"California's near-categorical ban of LCMs infringes on the fundamental right to self-defense. It criminalizes the possession of half of all magazines in America today," the majority opinion concluded.
Judge Kenneth Lee noted "It makes unlawful magazines that are commonly used in handguns by law abiding citizens for self-defense. And it substantially burdens the core right of self-defense guaranteed to the people under the Second Amendment," adding, "it cannot stand."
The court decision has been celebrated by Second Amendment advocates as a major victory for civil liberties.
Earlier this year, the Florida Supreme Court voted to protect gun rights by striking down a proposed "assault weapons" ban:
The Supreme Court of Florida has struck down a proposed left-wing amendment to ban the possession of firearms deemed by gun control groups as "assault weapons," citing "misleading" language in the proposal that did not distinguish between the weapon itself and the owner's possession of the weapon.