Banning the Ban
InÂ a decision that mirrors many pro-gun rights arguments, a federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban that has been in effect for over 30 years.
While you were probably just beginning your weekend on Friday, Judge Roger Benitez issued a decision that reads like a pro-gun lobbying screed.
Benitez’s “Swiss Army Knife” reference was the first line of his decision, but he later touts how the “AR-15 is light in weight, and has good ergonomics, and is suitable for people of all statures and varying levels of strength.”
Oh, and the gun-loving judge points out how the AR-15 is a perfect tool for your militia.
Assault weapon manufacturers couldn’t have written a better decision themselves.
Immediately following the court’s announcement of course, California Attorney General Rob Bonta vowed to appeal the decision.
Weapons of war donât belong on our streets.
Parkland: AR-15Las Vegas: AR-15Sandy Hook: AR-15Poway: AR-15
We will fight this ruling. https://t.co/iHsTXrYcu8
— Rob Bonta (@RobBonta) June 5, 2021
Looking at our newly-Trumpian highest court in the land, I don’t hold out much hope for things going Bonta’s way in the Supreme Court.
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