Monday, June 7, 2021

Newsom Squirms as Judge Strikes Down Calif. 'Assault Weapons' Ban; Federal Judge Overturns California 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Gives Roaring Endorsement to the AR-15 Rifle, and related stories

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Newsom Squirms as Judge Strikes Down Calif. 'Assault Weapons' Ban:
On Friday night, a federal judge struck down California’s decades-long ban on “assault weapons,” ruling that the ban violates the Second Amendment as understood under the precedents of District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and United States v. Miller (1939).
“Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive,” U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez wrote, claiming that the California statutes banning “assault weapons” are “arbitrary and capricious.” He issued a permanent injunction that takes effect in 30 days. Attorney General Rob Bonta (D-Calif.) announced he would appeal the decision.
Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed that the ruling “is a direct threat to public safety and innocent Californians.” The governor also cited one of the more colorful parts of the ruling, a comparison between a Swiss Army knife and an AR-15. --->READ MORE HERE
Federal Judge Overturns California 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Gives Roaring Endorsement to the AR-15 Rifle:
A federal judge struck down the state of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” on Friday, deeming the prohibition unconstitutional.
California bans certain guns for most people, such as the AR-15 platform of rifles, classifying the sporting rifles as weapons of war. That is in spite of the fact that such guns fire the same caliber ammunition as other weapons that are legal to own in the Golden State.
Late on Friday, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego issued an injunction preventing the state from enforcing California’s ban, according to The Associated Press.
Benitez actually compared AR-15 platform rifles to multi-purpose knives when he issued a 94-page ruling that was akin to an endorsement of such firearms.
“Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle, the AR-15 is the kind of versatile gun that lies at the intersection of the kinds of firearms protected under District of Columbia v. Heller,” the judge wrote. “Yet, the State of California makes it a crime to have an AR- 15 type rifle. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Judge Who Nixed California Assault Weapons Ban Is a Second Amendment Champion

A Judge Tossed Out California’s Assault Weapons Ban. Here’s What Happens Next

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