California’s assault weapons ban overturned as federal judge compares AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife – The Washington Post

Gun rights advocates celebrated Benitez’s decision overturning the assault weapons ban. Alan M. Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, a Washington state-based group involved in the lawsuit, said Benitez had “shredded California gun control laws regarding modern semiautomatic rifles.” Brandon Combs, the head of the Firearms Policy Coalition, which helped bring the lawsuit to court, said in a statement that the judge’s ruling “held what millions of Americans already know to be true: Bans on so-called ‘assault weapons’ are unconstitutional and cannot stand.”

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