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U.S. judge overturns California's ban on assault weapons

U.S. judge overturns California's ban on assault weapons --California first restricted assault weapons in 1989, with multiple updates to the law since then. | 4 June 2021 | A federal judge has overturned California's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled Friday that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states.