People for the American Way Defends Ammo Limit

In a blog series documenting “the harmful impact of President Trump’s judges on Americans’ rights and liberties,” People for the American Way (PFAW) complained that a judge appointed by Trump argued that a New Jersey ban on “high capacity” magazines was unconstitutional.

PFAW, founded by television producer Norman Lear (pictured above), noted that Trump’s Third Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas “vigorously dissented” with two other judges, arguing that New Jersey’s limit of ten rounds in a single firearm magazine is unconstitutional.

“He claimed that the majority was attempting to ‘water [the Second Amendment] down and balance it away,” PFAW wrote. “The majority strongly disagreed and explained, contrary to Bibas’ charge, that it was not engaging in ‘balancing’… Instead, the majority explained, it and the lower court had determined that the state properly bore and met the burden of proving that the law was constitutional.”