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AFP
June 23, 2021

Court blocks reversal of California assault weapons ban

AFP
June 23, 2021

LOS ANGELES: A US appeals court has put on hold a judge’s overturning of California’s decades-old assault weapons ban, which leaves intact for now the law as gun violence surges in America. A ruling earlier this month by federal Judge Roger T. Benitez, who likened AR-15 assault rifles to Swiss army knives "good for both home and battle," drew a rapid appeal from California.