California appeals judge’s ruling that overturned state’s ban on assault-style weapons

California appeals judge's ruling that overturned state's ban on assault-style weapons

US District Judge Roger Benitez on Friday blocked California from enforcing its ban, saying it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and deprives Californians from owning assault-style weapons commonly allowed in other states. (CNN) — California is appealing a federal judge’s ruling last week that overturned the state’s longtime ban on assault-style weapons , California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday. #BREAKING : We’ve appealed the district court’s decision that overturned CA’s decades-old assault weapons ban. Equating firearms that have been used in many of the deadliest mass shootings in this country with Swiss Army knives has no basis in law or fact. https://t.co/treOYf3vsr — Rob Bonta (@AGRobBonta) June 10, 2021 US District Judge Roger Benitez on Friday blocked California from enforcing its ban, saying it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and deprives Californians from owning assault-style weapons commonly allowed in other states. He granted a 30-day stay on the injunction. In a press conference Thursday announcing that an appeal has been filed, Bonta, a Democrat, called the judge’s opinion "disturbing and troubling and of great concern." "We cannot be and we are not deterred by this ruling," he said. Bonta said his office will ask the appeals court to stay the district court’s ruling, which would extend the 30-day stay and leave the laws in place during the appeals process. In his ruling, Benitez likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, arguing that both are a "perfect combination of home defense weapon […]

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