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Duncan et al v. Becerra (High capacity magazines)

Updated Apr 1, 2019 at 3:58 PM EST

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Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts. “The judiciary is – and is often the only – protector of individual rights that are at the heart of our democracy.” Senator Ted Kennedy, Senate Hearing on the Nomination of Robert Bork, 1987. As two masked and armed men broke in, Susan Gonzalez was shot in the chest. She made it back to her bedroom and found her husband’s .22 caliber pistol. Wasting the first rounds on warning shots, she then emptied the single pistol at one attacker. Unfortunately, now out of ammunition, she was shot again by the other armed attack.