/Appeals court blocks federal judge’s ruling to overturn California’s assault weapons ban – The Washington Post

Appeals court blocks federal judge’s ruling to overturn California’s assault weapons ban – The Washington Post


The decision by Benitez, an appointee of President George W. Bush, gained nationwide attention when he called the state’s ban a “failed experiment” and said the assault weapons that Californians are barred from using are not “bazookas, howitzers or machine guns” but rather “fairly ordinary, popular, modern rifles.” But it was his comparison of an AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife that received the most attention.

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