Judge: California’s “assault weapon” ban unconstitutional
SACRAMENTO, Cal. (BIKER DAD)– A federal judge has ruled California’s ban on so-called “assault rifles” is unconstitutional. According to NBC News, Judge Roger T. Benitez, who has favored pro-gun groups in past rulings, described the AR-15 rifle as an ideal weapon. “Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment,” he wrote in Friday’s decision.
The office of Attorney General Rob Bonta said it would appeal.
“Today’s decision is fundamentally flawed, and we will be appealing it,” Bonta said in a statement Friday night. “There is no sound basis in law, fact, or common sense for equating assault rifles with swiss army knives.”