9th Circuit Grants Stay On Lifting California’s Assault Weapon Ban

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — A federal appeals court granted California a stay on its assault weapons ban Monday as the state appealed a decision to lift it.

As the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considers the state’s appeal of the decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in early June, the state requested stay on lifting the ban, which the court granted Monday.

Judge Benitiez ruled on June 5 that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and by the U.S. Supreme Court.


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