U.S. federal judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons

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By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge overturned California’s 32-year-old ban on assault weapons on Friday, describing it as a “failed experiment” and prompting scathing criticism from the state’s governor and attorney general. California has prohibited the sale of assault weapons since 1989. The ban was challenged in a 2019 lawsuit against California’s attorney general by plaintiffs including James Miller, a state resident, and the San Diego County Gun Owners, a political action committee. “This case is about what should be a muscular constitutional right and whether a state can …

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