9th Circuit court strikes down CA assault weapons ban

Just The NewsA federal judge late Friday struck down California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, saying the law was a “failed experiment” that had wrongly infringed the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment.

The 1989 state law that defined assault weapons and prohibited their sale is “hereby declared unconstitutional and shall be enjoined,” U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez wrote in a ruling certain to send shockwaves through the gun rights debate in America,

Benitez wrote that the law was “a 30-year-old failed experiment” that had infringed on “what should be a muscular constitutional right.”

“Government is not free to impose its own new policy choices on American citizens where constitutional rights are concerned,” added Benitez, an appointee of former President George W. Bush

The 9th Circus is likely to reverse this... and then the 6 supposedly conservative justices on the Supreme Court will have some decisions to make.

This entry was published Sun Jun 06 11:34:52 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-06-06 11:34:52.0. [Tweet]

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