The National Rifle Association is officially not gonna take it anymore when it comes to San Francisco's tyrannical anti-gun agenda. Now, they've taken it upon themselves to sue the city of San Francisco, saying that it's violating citizens' constitutional right to possess arms with a new ordinance that bans the possession of high-capacity gun magazines. The law, which was signed by Mayor Ed Lee on Nov. 8 and goes into effect Dec. 8, prohibits gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

The suit is brought on behalf of a group of retired police officers and four San Francisco residents and is sponsored by the NRA, who is just trying to look out for everyone's safety, of course. Per the suit: "Limiting magazine capacity for law-abiding citizens to 10 rounds decreases public safety by giving violent criminals an advantage and thus decreasing the likelihood that a victim will survive a criminal attack."

The magazines in question give machine guns, semi-automatic rifles and some semi-automatic handguns rapid-firing capacity without having to stop and reload. It's unclear just what situation would require more than 10 rounds to be fired, unless in the case of really bad aim (or perhaps a blind gun owner). The suit relies on a 2008 Supreme Court decision stating that law-abiding Americans have a constitutional right to possess handguns, and specifically on Justice Antonin Scalia's comment that the government can outlaw "dangerous and unusual weapons." The suit contends the high-capacity magazines can't be considered "unusual," as they are widely sold across the country.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera stated that his office would aggressively defend the legislation. "I have faith that the federal judiciary will agree that San Francisco’s gun laws protect public safety in a manner that’s both reasonable and constitutional. San Francisco has been one of the NRA’s top targets for years, and I’m proud of the success we’ve made to protect our sensible gun safety laws.”

[SF Appeal]