California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced the state appealed a district court’s ruling declaring its ban on assault rifles unconstitutional.
In addition to filing an appeal, Bonta will also ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to stay the ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to overturn the ban, extending the current 30-day stay on the decision and leave the laws in effect throughout the appeals process.
Bonta said in a statement that Judge Roger Benitez’s ruling last week, which compared the AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife, “has no basis in law or fact.”
“The ban on assault weapons will not put an end to all gun violence, but it is one important tool the state has to protect the safety of Californians while also respecting the rights of law-abiding residents who choose to possess firearms. We have appealed the district court’s ruling and will continue our defense of the state’s commonsense gun laws,” Bonta said.
Bonta argued that the AR-15 should be banned under state law because its features are characteristic of military weapons, which are designed to be accurate with rapid firing that is not needed for self-defense.
In his ruling, however, Benitez acknowledged that the Second Amendment does not guarantee the right to keep and carry “any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.” But he referred to “assault weapons” as “fairly ordinary, popular, modern rifles.”
California became the first state to ban the sale of semiautomatic guns in 1989 after a shooting at an elementary school.
“California’s assault weapons ban has saved lives and we refuse to let these weapons of war back onto our streets,” Newsom said. “This ban was enacted after a shooting that took the lives of five schoolchildren and injured countless more and my administration will do whatever it takes to continue protecting Californians and leading the nation in gun safety laws. This is a fight California will never back down from, period.”
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The Left just cannot accept defeat on anything can they?
NEver.. THEY WILL never accept losing..
IF they lose at the ballot box, they try again the next year, and the next year, and so on, TILL THEY GET TIRED of it, then sue in courts to overturn the will of the people.
BUT IF THEY WIN at the ballot box, then they raise hell if WE ON THE RIGHT< challenge it.
““The ban on assault weapons will not put an end to all gun violence, but it is one important tool the state has to protect the safety of Californians”. Protect the safety of Californians” Hey Gavin and Attorney General Rob Bonta, you do not believe in keeping or putting criminals behind bars, so how are you protecting the safety of law abiding citizens? How are you protecting law abiding citizens, when you allow criminal illegal aliens to roam the streets? Gavin and the Attorney General should be sent to prison.
Not just that, but since they WILLFULLY ARE a sanctuary state for ILLEGAL INVADERS< who they instruct their cops and courts, to HELP HIDE from federal agents trying to deport them, EVEN ONES WHO ARE CRIMINALS< how is that "pushing public safety"?
They’re headed to the 9th Circus. This most likely won’t be over until the USSC is forced to rule on it.
They’ve had some good calls recently, in the 9th circuit.. Don’t put them out yet.
it sickens me that our nation has been hijacked by socialist commies and apparently our elected officials do not give a tinkers dam
that it is happening.
our very own government is letting the nation be invaded by foreign trash who bring sickness and death with them in the form of disease and terrorism.
i saw something the other day where homeland security was stock piling plastic coffins by the thousands in a field.
is there a mass death incident on the horizon? also hearing something big happening the week of the fourh of july by the government.
be safe and aware and god bless.
Well, since there’s been a few doctors, who are warning, of a mass die off, by thse who TOOK the covid shots, maybe That is what they are prepping for.
EITHER THAT or they will try to mass exterminate all trump voters? BUT THEY WILL have a fight on their hand if they try that!