- Last week, a federal judge overturned the ban on assault weapons in California, calling it “unconstitutional.”
- California Attorney General Rob Bonta said he would appeal the ruling on Thursday.
- He called the decision “disturbing, disturbing and very concerning”.
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The California Attorney General has appealed a decision by a federal judge that overturned the state’s ban on assault weapons.
Attorney General Rob Bonta told a press conference on Thursday that the decision to overturn the ban was “disturbing, disturbing and very concerning.” according to NBC News.
“To equate the guns that have been used in many of this country’s deadliest mass shootings with Swiss Army knives has no basis in law or in fact.” Bonta said separately in a press release. “The ban on assault weapons will not end all gun violence, but it is an important tool the state has to protect the safety of Californians while respecting the rights of law-abiding residents who choose to. own firearms. We have appealed. the district court ruling and will continue to defend the state’s common sense gun laws. “
Last week, US District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego overturned the 32-year-old California assault weapons ban in an opinion in which he called the ban “unconstitutional.”