U.S. Appeals Court Keeps California Assault Weapons Ban in Force
A lower court overturned the law, claiming it violated the 2nd Amendment
On Saturday, a U.S. appeals court ruled California's assault weapons ban will remain in force while the state attorney general appeals a lower court decision declaring the 30-year-old measure unconstitutional.
A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the injunction issued last week by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego from taking effect while the case remains under review.
The panel also unanimously agreed that state Attorney General Rob Bonta's appeal in support of the gun law would be heard on its merits on an expedited basis.
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