San Francisco “World” reporter Colleen Lesnes reported that 10 days after the shooting in San Jose killed 9 people, a conservative judge declared the ban on assault rifles unconstitutional, but the ban has been in force in the state for 32 years. His column.
Chronic. If he wanted to use a knife on the wound, otherwise Judge Roger Benitez would not do it. Just two weeks after the May 26 massacre that killed nine people in an urban transportation center in San Jose-the deadliest shooting ever in the San Francisco area-a district judge overturned California’s ban on assault rifles.
The verdict has a provocative effect. The AR-15 “ban” has been in effect for 32 years.It is the magic stone of California gun control, the state has the strictest laws in the country (However, the number of shootings that remain high is relatively small).
The judge ruled that the prohibition of assault rifles, that is, semi-automatic rifles that can kill dozens of people in a few seconds, violated the right to carry weapons under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Roger Benitez was named after George W. Bush. He also quoted his Cuban ancestry and was known for his “anti-guns”. He made several decisions that made the National Rifle Association, a gun lobby group, very happy, and differentiated himself. In 2020, he violated the law requiring gun manufacturers to check the criminal record of ammunition buyers. The case is under appeal. Just like it rejected California’s 20-year ban on high-capacity magazines (more than 10 rounds) in 2017.
This time, the judge did not mean to argue. He pointed out that the AR-15 rifle is neither a rocket launcher nor a machine gun.This is a gun “Quite ordinary, modern and popular”In fact, it is similar to the Swiss Army Knife: “It is good for the family and the battlefield.” The judge also believes that California’s ban is “Failed Experiment”. “More people died from the Covid-19 vaccine than from the California massacre,” He went forward (wrongly).
Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom), himself the son of a judge, is indignant at this contempt. “AR-15 is not a Swiss army knife”He replied that he listed the deadliest “shooting incidents” in recent years, all of which were committed with an assault rifle. On the roof of the emergency room of the San Francisco General Hospital, he announced on June 10 that the state would again appeal against Judge Benitez. California has become a test for supporters of the Second Amendment. They hope that the Supreme Court — six of the nine judges are the Conservative Party — will accept the case and make a ruling in their favor.
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