A dissent in a ruling on California’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines set off a spate of judicial-prose sniping Tuesday, led by Trump appointee Lawrence VanDyke.

In his 17-page dissent, VanDyke, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, accused his colleagues in the majority of distrusting gun owners and believing “the Second Amendment is a vestigial organ of their living constitution.”