Federal Judge strikes down California assault rifle ban

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Federal Judge strikes down California assault rifle ban

Postby evan price » Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:49 am

https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2021 ... nal-n46113

A federal judge in California delivered a big legal win to gun owners and Second Amendment supporters late Friday afternoon, striking down the state's ban on so-called assault weapons on constitutional grounds. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, affectionately called St. Benitez by some California gun owners thanks to a 2017 decision that overturned the state's ban on "high capacity" magazines (the decision was upheld by the Ninth Circuit, but the court is re-hearing the case en banc, with oral arguments set to take place later this month), delivered another body blow to the gun control movement with Friday's decision.

Gun control activists are already pitching a fit over some of Judge Benitez's language, including his comparison of the AR-15 to the Swiss Army Knife, declaring the gun the "perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment" and one that's "good for both home and battle." Benitez says 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 and United States v Miller" and its manufacturer and possession is clearly protected by the Second Amendment.

Read the court decision here:

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/f ... 1622850515
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Re: Federal Judge strikes down California assault rifle ban

Postby weakhand luke » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:59 am

That's just a good common sense verdict.
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Re: Federal Judge strikes down California assault rifle ban

Postby M-Quigley » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:38 am

weakhand luke wrote:That's just a good common sense verdict.

Which means the Appeals court out there will reject it, and SCOTUS will only take up the case if they have no other choice. :(
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Re: Federal Judge strikes down California assault rifle ban

Postby GlockMan27 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:53 am

Particularly like how the judge said the AR is functional as a home defense weapon just as well as a Homeland defense weapon. Unlike how democrats try to push the hunting rifle narrative. "Who needs an AR to hunt?" As if hunting is it's only use.
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