Governor Newsom has been very vocal about his plan to put as many obstacles in the path of law-abiding gun owners as he possibly can.
Since California is under what amounts to one-party rule, Dems have been eager to pass whatever legislation their ideology can dream up.
It’s a little like Biden’s legislate-through-executive-order strategy. Once passed, it will have the force of law until a court strikes it down.
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That’s where Trump’s rebalancing of the courts — including California — becomes relevant. We are seeing decisions where the rights of the citizen are being upheld even when many activists in robes would rather NOT see them upheld.
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego conceded that powerful weapons like AR-15 rifles are commonly used by criminals, but said the guns are importantly also owned by people who obey the law and feel they need firearms to protect themselves.
“The State of California posits that its ‘assault weapon’ ban, the law challenged here, promotes an important public interest of disarming some mass shooters even though it makes criminals of law-abiding residents who insist on acquiring these firearms for self-defense,” Benitez wrote. “Nevertheless, more than that is required to uphold a ban.”
The judge’s ruling is nearly identical to a 2021 decision in which he called California’s ban on assault weapons a “failed experiment.” Benitez has has repeatedly struck down multiple California firearms laws. Just last month, he ruled the state cannot ban gun owners from having detachable magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Benitez’s latest decision would overturn multiple state statutes related to assault weapons. The judge gave the state 10 days to seek a stay on the ruling as part of an appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. — NewsDay
Gavin immediately did the very same thing the left so loudly denounces about Trump. He took personal shots at the judge overseeing the case, calling him an ‘extremist judge’, a ‘puppet’ of the NRA and blasted the decision as a disgrace.
‘Shall not be infringed’ is pretty clear, Governor.
Just take your ‘L’ and move along.