At the same time that Democrats are trying to push new forms of gun control, supporters of the Second Amendment just scored a massive win in blue California.
A judge ruled that the state’s ban on ‘assault weapons’ is unconstitutional.
He even expressed admiration for the AR-15.
NBC News reports:
Judge rules California’s ban on assault weapons unconstitutional
A federal judge on Friday struck down California’s ban on assault weapons as unconstitutional but left plenty of time for the state to file an appeal.
The state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and by the U.S. Supreme Court, the judge wrote.
Judge Roger T. Benitez, who has favored pro-gun groups in past rulings, described the AR-15 rifle, used in many of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings, 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.
“Yet, the State of California makes it a crime to have an AR15 type rifle,” Benitez continued. “Therefore, this Court declares the California statutes to be unconstitutional.”
He praised the AR-15 as a rifle that should be formally protected by the law for its “militia readiness.”
This. Is. Huge.
Today a district judge ruled California’s assault weapons ban must end in 30 days
Today is June 4th
30 days from today is…
— AntifaBook.com (@JackPosobiec) June 5, 2021
The judge reportedly grew up in communist Cuba.
Judge Roger Benitez of California – who ruled last night that CA's "assault weapons" ban is unconstitutional – grew up in communist Cuba. Wow!
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) June 5, 2021
And this is the truth.
“The banned ‘assault weapons’ are not bazookas, howitzers, or machineguns. Those arms are dangerous and solely useful for military purposes. Instead, the firearms deemed ‘assault weapons’ are fairly ordinary, popular, modern rifles." https://t.co/WT5BZCkg1L
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) June 5, 2021
This is a major win for freedom.