How Can California’s “Assault Weapon” Ban Be Unconstitutional?

Source: Town Hall
by Jacob Sullum

“When California legislators enacted the country’s first ban on military-style rifles in 1989, they gave no weight to the fundamental right of armed self-defense guaranteed by the Second Amendment: a right the U.S. Supreme Court did not explicitly acknowledge until nearly two decades later. But as U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez observed in his ruling against California’s ‘assault weapon’ ban last Friday, it should now be clear that the outright prohibition of such firearms cannot pass constitutional muster.” (06/09/21)