November 20, 2013 3:30 pm -

The National Rifle Association is suing over the expanded gun magazine ban.

The suit claimed the measure, which bans possession of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds effective on Dec. 8, violates Americans’ constitutional right to possess guns for self-defense.

“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 suit read, as quoted by the Chronicle.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera told the newspaper that San Francisco was prepared to “litigate aggressively” to defend the measure, calling the city a “top target” for the NRA.