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n November 17, oral arguments
were held before a panel of
the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit in the NRA-supported
case of Fyock v. Sunnyvale. On Nov. 5,
2013, a wide-ranging gun control ballot
measure passed in Sunnyvale, Calif., that
included a provision about "prohibiting
the possession of ammunition magazines
capable of holding more than 10 rounds."
NRA responded on Dec. 16, 2013, by filing
suit against Sunnyvale in the U.S. District
Court for the Northern District of California
on behalf of several Sunnyvale gun
owners. It contends that the magazine ban
violates the Second Amendment.
Unlike other bans barring the
acquisition of certain capacity magazines
after the law's date of enactment,
Sunnyvale's law is a total ban on
possession. Thus, it requires those who
had been in lawful possession of such
magazines to remove them from the city
or turn them in to law enforcement.
The district court issued a ruling in
March that left many scratching their
heads in confusion. It held that while
"the Sunnyvale law burdens conduct

near the core of the Second Amendment
right," a "prohibition on possession of
magazines having a capacity to accept
more than ten rounds applies only the
most minor burden on the Second
Amendment." During the oral arguments
before the Ninth Circuit, counsel for
NRA addressed the district court's odd
reasoning in her opening remarks,
stating, "[T]hose two conclusions are
fundamentally incompatible. As Heller
makes clear, once something is within
the scope of the Second Amendment,
then flatly prohibiting it is simply not an
option." Sunnyvale Attorney Roderick
Thompson, on the other hand, tried to
persuade the judges that the ban "is
a modest incremental regulation that
the citizens of Sunnyvale approved to
protect themselves."
The Sunnyvale case is of the utmost
importance, as it will likely help to
define the contours of what the federal
courts deem as permissible bans
on firearms and firearm equipment
following the Supreme Court's
conclusive recognition of the Second
Amendment as an individual right.

IN MEMORY NRA-ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(Oct. 25 - Nov. 28, 2014)
Arthur Allison, Fayetteville, NC (from Edward Allison); Larry Adington, Berea, KY (from Larry Adington Estate); Jim Hawthorne & James B. Hawthorne,
Piper City, IL (from Read Brothers and Hawthorne Properties, LLC) Thomas Solliday, New Tripoli, PA (from Anne Solliday); Dr. D. J. Williams, Lees Summit,
MO (from Nancy Williams); Herb Wenman, Couderay, WI (from Lorraine Williams); Robert Johnson, Wilmington, NC (from Jane Johnson); Kermit Shawl,
Humboldt, NE (from Carolyn Shawl); John Burlison, Lisle, NY (from Naomi Burlison); Warren Triebwasser, Spokane, WA (from Theresa Triebwasser); Wilfred
Summers Sr., Escanaba, MI (from Maureen Summers); Milton E. Burns, Six Lakes, MI (from Martha Burns); Archie Carlotto, Caspian, MI (from Domenica
Carlotto); Chuck Wilson, Lincoln, CA (from Rhada Wilson); Duaine McKee, Mission, TX (from Peggy McKee); Neal Buck, Presque, ME (from Maxine Buck);
John Williams, Sheridan, WY (from Evelyn Williams); John Shull, San Leandro, CA (from Fred Davis); Skip Eastman & Marjorie Poulos (from Stanley Troup);
Sgt. Gregory P. Hunt (from Lorie Wagner-Hunt, Theresa & Elwin Crampton and Jack & Beverly Winton); David Hatcliff (from Dale Nelson); James Cabe
(from Dean Houlihan); Alan Zaniboni (from John & Nancy Allen); Ed Eldridge, Fremont, NE (from Elkhorn Valley Rifle Club); Deceased Members of the
Dundee Sportsman's Club (from Dundee Sportsman's Club).

ILA CONTRIBUTIONS

(The following contributed $1,000 or more to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Oct. 25 - Nov. 28, 2014.)
Royce Anderson, Wellington NV; Horton S. Spitzer, Wilson, WY; Stephen Rosenthal, Fairfax, VA; Fritzie Wolfe, Lacrosse, WA; Edward Thieme, Boulder,
CO; Michael Anderson, Elkhart, IN; Harmon Woodworth, Bellingham, WA; John Trefil, Albion, CA; Jolyon Schilling, Tucson, AZ; James Aldridge, Augusta,
MI; Michael Fogg, Holland, MI; Steve Hornady, Grand Island, NE; Edward Lindsay, Sarasota, FL; Howard Ours, Colorado Springs, CO; Frederick Sowerby,
Tucson, AZ; Ronald Greisen, Anchorage, AK; Razor Dobbs, Kerrville, TX; James Foster, Tucson, AZ; Kerry Creek, Carmel, IN; Diana Patel, Sierra Madre,
CA; Archie McIntyre, McMurray, PA; Charles Thornton, Dallas, TX; Newton Porter, Miami, FL; Roger Grimes, Poison, MT; William Rogers, Tonasket, WA;
Calvin Sugg, San Angelo, TX; Karen Lien, Perkasie, PA; Patrick Nesbitt, Cincinnati, OH; Charles Milliken, Lowgap, NC; James Dunmyer, Temperance,
MI; Fred Drasner, Miami, FL; Steve Heilmann, Grass Valley, CA; Greg McNece, Davis, CA; Frank Derr, Metamora, MI; Mark Lloyd, Saint Louis, MO; James
Martin, Chambersburg, PA; Bernard Wayne, Lehighton, PA; Alexandra Blimmel, Pittsburgh, PA; E.W. Estes, Springtown, TX; Willie Timmons, Seminole, OK;
Brownell's, Inc., Montezuma IA; O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., North Haven, CT; Imus Wilkinson Investment Management, LLC, Tucson, AZ; New York State
Sporterifle, East Bloomfield, NY; Remington Arms/Freedom Group, Madison, NC.

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