(JustPatriots.com)- The first ban on so-called “assault weapons” was introduced in the wake of a 1989 shooting in a California elementary school. It was signed by a Republican governor, and since then, it has been used as a template for further bans and legislation either implemented or imposed across the rest of the United States.
So for the Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989, which came into law in January 1990, to be overturned would be a huge deal – and a gigantic win for advocates of the Second Amendment who argue that restricting legal access to guns makes people less safe, not more safe.
Well, on Friday, a San Diego federal judge ruled that the ban is unconstitutional – and it could have huge implications.
It is the latest in a string of rulings made by Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California’s federal court that sides with the Second Amendment over the overreach of the state and federal government. The decision won’t actually change the extremely strict gun control legislation already enacted in California, but it does set the stage for further legislative measures and actions that could eventually restore the Second Amendment in California.
Judge Benitez stayed his decision for 30 days so that the case could be appealed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where it will be seen along with a number of gun rights cases.
We’ll have to wait and see how those turn out, but for now, the ruling won’t change anything.
In the meantime, watch as the left melts down over the judge’s comparison of so-called “assault weapons” with Swiss Army Knives.