Fresno, California 2021-06-22 09:14:49 –
In a Monday order, a committee of three judges from the Federal Court of Appeals announced a suspension of the order of Judge Roger Benitez of the U.S. District Court earlier this month, overturning California’s 30-year-old ban on offensive weapons. Did.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a Twitter statement that the state’s current assault weapons law remains valid.
“This keeps the Assault Weapons Act in effect for the duration of the appeal process,” Bonta said in a tweet. “We will not stop observing these life-saving laws.”
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At his order on June 4, Benitez, the appointed president of former President George W. Bush, called the gun labeled as an assault weapon “a fairly ordinary, popular, modern rifle.”
“Like the Swiss Army knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is the perfect combination of defense weapons and defense equipment,” Benitez said in a ruling.
The ruling has sparked criticism from many California officials, including Governor Gavin Newsom, who said the AR-15 was a “weapon of war.”
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When Benitez overturned the state’s ban on offensive weapons, he gave the state 30 days to challenge the ruling. In less than a week, Bonta complained that it was “fundamentally flawed.”
The Ninth Circuit Court stated that both parties would submit a status update within 14 days.
The AR-15-style rifle is the perfect weapon for the most violent mass slaughter in modern history, including cinemas in Aurora, Colorado. Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Massacre in a church in Texas. Orlando’s Pulse Night Club. High school in Parkland, Florida. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Judge Benitez had previously ruled against restrictions on firearms in other states. Last year he ruled that the ban on large magazines in California was unconstitutional. He also broke state restrictions on the remote purchase of ammunition.
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