Judge rules California’s decades-old assault weapon ban violates Second Amendment

Judge rules California's decades-old assault weapon ban violates Second Amendment

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 4 00:00 00:0003:04GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay A federal judge in San Diego on Friday overturned California’s three-decade ban on assault weapons, saying it violates the Second Amendment. "Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive," U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said before issuing a permanent injunction that takes effect in 30 days. Benitez argued the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles bans firearms allowed in other states, depriving California gun owners of their rights. He compared the AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife, saying it’s "a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle." A judge compared the AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife, saying it’s "a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle." The lawsuit filed by the San Diego County Gun Owners Political Action Committee, California Gun Rights Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition is among several by gun advocacy groups challenging California’s firearms laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. RECORD GUN SALES A ‘VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP’: LEO TERRELL "One is to be forgiven if one is persuaded by news media and others that the nation is awash with murderous AR-15 assault rifles," Benitez said in the ruling, referring to AR-15s as "ordinary guns" in comparison to bazookas, howitzers, or machine guns that he said should […]

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