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Summary: Wiese v. Bonta is a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the State of California's ban on standard ("large") capacity magazines. 

Plaintiffs: William Wiese, Jeremiah Morris, Lance Cowley, Sherman Macaston, Frank Federeau, Alan Normandy, Todd Nielsen, The Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation. 

Defendants: California Attorney General Rob Bonta, DOJ Bureau of Firearms Director Martin Horan

Litigation Counsel: George M. Lee, Seiler Epstein LLP; Raymond DiGuiseppe

Docket: E.D. CA case no. 2:17-cv-00903 | CourtListener Docket

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Important Case Filings & Dates

2020-8-28: Order Declining to Lift Stay

2019-5-8: Order Staying Case

2019-3-11: Defendants' Answer to Third Amended Complaint

2019-2-25: Memorandum & order denying in part and granting in part Defendants' motion to dismiss

  • Proposed amicus curiae briefs were denied (see FN6: "The court finds no need to rule on the motions of Everytown for Gun Safety (Docket Nos. 96-97) and California Rifle & Pistol Association (Docket Nos. 100-01) to file amicus curiae briefs. The court has read the briefs and does not find that they add anything substantively to the dialogue.").

2019-2-12: Defendants' reply in support of motion to dismiss

2019-2-5: Plaintiffs' opposition to Defendants' motion to dismiss

2019-1-18: Defendants' notice and motion to dismiss Third Amended Complaint

2018-2-26: Third Amended Complaint 

2017-4-28: Complaint