California Appeals Ruling Striking Down Assault Weapons BanEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

California officials on Thursday said the state has appealed a federal judge’s decision to strike down its three-decade-old ban on assault-style weapons, saying the law is needed to prevent gun deaths. The appeal challenges last week’s ruling from U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego that the law illegally infringes upon the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which guarantees the right of citizens to bear arms. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta, both Democrats, told a news conference outside a San Francisco hospital they were confident the decision was flawed and would eventually be overturned. “We’re better than this,” said a visibly frustrated Newsom, who also sharply criticized the judge. The state will ask the appeals court to put the ruling on hold during the appeal; Benitez stayed his order from taking effect for 30 days, leaving the law in place for now. California became the first state …Read More

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