BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge rules California's 'assault weapon' ban unconstitutional
California is almost guaranteed to appeal the decision.
This just in: A federal judge in the Southern District of California has ruled that California’s “assault weapon” ban is unconstitutional.
The case is Miller v. Bonta. Here’s the first paragraph of the judge’s decision:
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, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) and United States v Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939). Yet, the State of California makes it a crime to have an AR-15 type rifle. Therefore, this Court declares the California statutes to be unconstitutional.
The Second Amendment Foundation was one of the key plaintiffs.
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