New Lawsuit Challenges California’s Assault Weapons Ban

A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

The lawsuit was the latest among gun advocacy and lobbying groups to challenge California’s firearms laws, which are among the strictest in the country, and comes after a recent series of deadly mass shootings nationwide involving military-style rifles.

The lawsuit was filed in the same San Diego federal court district where a judge in April tossed out a nearly two-decade-old California ban on sales and purchases of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 bullets.

The new lawsuit says that decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez undercuts California’s ban on certain weapons defined as “assault weapons” because they can use large-capacity magazines. Benitez’s decision triggered a weeklong buying frenzy before he stopped sales while the state appeals his ruling. …

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  1. Once again our Government is trying to punish ALL AMERICANS for the actions of LESS THAN 1% OF 1% OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION . Does that sound right to you ?
    These mass shootings are an indication of something rotten in our Society that continues to produce those who can be influenced by TV to commit these terrible crimes .
    These Tragedies are being used by the corrupt part of our government to disarm us before they begin the takeover of our country and introduce Totalitarian Socialist Communist Government in it’s place and the death of Freedom not only in the US but World Wide.
    From the sword of——–

  2. There has never been a passed or proposed gun control law that would have stopped one mass shooting. Banning the so called assault weapon is a joke. According to the FBI death by long guns, and that is all rifles except shotguns was less than 400 per year out of almost 34,000 and that is a drop in the bucket. Also the definition of the so called assault rifle is based stricktly on cosmetics. In ca you can buy the same rifle that fires the same round in the same way and takes the same magazine legally. The only difference is one has a wood stock and the other has a plastic stock. On background checks out of the last 5 mass killing background checks did no good at all. One person killed 4 people with knives no background check required. Gilroy shooter went out of state to buy a weapon and magazines and then illegally smuggled them into cal to shoot people. In dayton and El paso both bought them legally and passed the background check. The last shooting while not a mass shooting because he only killed one cop was a felon who should not have been able to buy a gun anyway so he bought it on the black market with no background check. Since none of these laws affect bad guys and only law abiding people will be affected one has to wonder why are these being pushed so hard.

  3. Otis Needleman says

    Hope they win. You have to ask why the governor and the Dems in the CA legislature are so scared of law-abiding people that they’re passing and signing laws more and more previously law-abiding people now ignore.

    • We know the answer, they’re afraid that we’ll get so ticked off that we’ll use them on the overlords. Can’t have the peasants revolting now can we?

  4. Grandpa dog says

    We need to ban Democrats from owning guns. Most gun crimes and mass shootings are committed by democrats, just look at cities/states run by democrats politicians for all the proof you need

  5. Grandpa dog says

    Ban Democrats from owning firearms. Most gun crimes and mass shootings are committed by Democrats, if you need more proof, just look at cities and states run by democrats.

  6. John Galt and Grandpa dog have hit on some interesting concepts that have been constantly ignored. I don’t believe there has been a motive established for the Las Vegas bloodbath as yet, eh?

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