San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed suit against three gun-accessory companies and a gun-show promoter for selling disassembled high-capacity magazines in California. Herrera asserts in the suit that the companies are in violation of a 14-year-old state law that prohibits the sale, manufacture, or import of ammunition feeding devices that accept more than 10 rounds.
Herrera’s civil complaint filed in San Francisco Superior Court alleges that three online gun-equipment distributors and one prominent gun-show organizer knowingly aid and abet illegal conduct in the state by marketing “California only” disassembled magazine parts.
The State of California enacted its prohibition on the sale, manufacture, or import of large-capacity magazines in 1999, declaring the devices to be public nuisances.
Online vendors named as defendants in Herrera’s civil action are: Harbor, Ore.-based 44Mag Distributing LLC, which operates www.44mag.com; Dallas, Texas-based Exile Machine, LLC, which operates www.exilemachine.com; and Pitsburg, Ohio-based Copes Distributing, Inc., which operates www.copesdistributing.com.
Herrera also sued Kaysville, Utah-based B & L Productions, Inc., which hosts gun shows throughout California as “Crossroads of the West Gun Show,” including at the Cow Palace in Daly City, Calif.