California Judge overturns assault weapons ban.
By now, everyone has read these pure gold Jurisprudence words from a federal Judge in California that absolutely eviscerates the AW ban in California. “Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle, the
AR-15 is the kind of versatile gun that lies at the intersection of the kinds of firearms protected under District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) and United States v
Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939). Yet, the State of California makes it a crime to have an AR- 15 type rifle. Therefore, this Court declares the California statutes to be unconstitutional.”
This is just the tip of the political iceberg. Before we dig into that, let’s dig into the background of the judge in question. Roger Benitez was born in Havana Cuba in 1950. After migrating to the US he became an attorney in 1978. In 2004 he was appointed to the Southern District of California. Now, he has already struck down the magazine ban in California as unconstitutional, and the AG has requested that the case be heard en banc
by the 9th Circuit, which is set for June 22nd.
So honestly, it came as no surprise that he found the state’s AW ban unconstitutional. What did surprise many was the way he fisks the witnesses presented by the state, the legislators that passed the laws, and everyone involved. Further, he goes on to illustrate why the CA AWB makes life and normal citizens more dangerous as a whole with ban complaint weapons, rather than the rest of the country that is “free”. He calls them all out
by name while using case precedent to support his opinion along the way. The parts of the case law that he cites I have not seen in the numerous gun blogs and seriously eviscerates most of the gun control arguments about the militia. (We will be doing an entire write-up and possibly series on what the militia really is according to US law in the very near future.)
From the Warren
This month is our first official newsletter, and what a month to launch it on! It has been a hell of a journey for our nation over the last 245 years, and does not look like it will be mellowing out any time soon!
This month we have a few things in our blog that pertain to freedom and our community directly!
01 – California Judge over turns the 32 year old assault weapons ban, and shreds the opposition!
02 – ATF proposes more insanity with their ban on pistol braces and utter BS regarding those who build
their own 80% firearms into complete weapons.
03 – FBMG has expanded it line of parts that we are producing for people that build their own firearms.
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FBMG is pleased and honored to announce that we will be attending FreedomFest this year as the guest of Angel Investors Network! AIN has been a major part of our success and growth so far. They not only brought us together with our parent company, Universal Import & Export, but helped us to reorganize, streamline our
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Now, for those that do not know what FreedomFest is, it is exactly as the name implies. A gathering of freedom minded individuals from all spectrums of the social and business communities. In short, everything that would
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Some of the people and organizations we are looking forward to meeting are
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• Black Guns Matter
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• Gun Owners of America
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10 things NOT to do at the range.
We all know the safety basics of what to and NOT to do at the range (If you do not, ask the Range Master), but let’s discuss some basic courtesy of what NOT to do. It is sad that we have to even mention them, but as you go to the range you will see far too many people need this reminder.
1. Touch someone else’s gun/kit.
2. Give advice when it is not needed or wanted.
3. Criticize another shooter’s kit/weapon choice.
4. Be the hall monitor.
5. Take up a bay, standing around chatting, while otherGive legal advice when you are NOT a lawyer.s are waiting.
6. Give legal advice when you are NOT a lawyer.
7. Be a jackass when someone asks for help/assistance.
8. Don’t be a Fudd.
9. Don’t be a mall ninja.
10. Don’t take it upon yourself to discuss all the tacticool gear you loaded upon your weapon, completely unsolicited and unwanted to the shooters on the left and right of you. These are just the bullet points, but a detailed explanation of each one is given over on the blog. We would also love to hear from
you about what you think of these 10, and any others that really set you off at the range. Hop on over and let us know what you think!
I had planned on doing a single article on this opinion but as I read through the 94 pages of epic Jurisprudence destruction, I realized that each section of this opinion deserves its own section. Judge Benitez is clearly a gun owner, or he is the ONLY judge in California that isn’t but knows the subject matter he actually rules on. He speaks about the subject and the weapons with a familiarity that is extremely uncommon in the legal and legislative circles. This becomes exceptionally clear when he begins to describe why banning certain features is not only counterproductive to the owner, in say a home defense scenario, but actually makes the weapon less safe and easy to utilize in critical encounters.
But the one constant theme running throughout the opinion is that A) not only are these weapons commonly used and massively popular with the law-abiding, but B) that these types of bans infringe on the basic rights laid out in the Constitution and supported by numerous examples of case law from the USSC, and C) that WE are the militia referred to in the Constitution and US Code. Here is the first example and one of my favorites.
“The Second Amendment “elevates above all other interests the right of law-abiding, responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home.” Heller, 554 U.S., at 635. The Supreme Court clearly holds that the Second Amendment protects guns commonly owned by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes. At the same time, “the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms . . . that ‘have some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia.’” Id. at 622. And although the Supreme Court cautioned that the Second Amendment does not guarantee a right to keep and carry “any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose,” Heller, 554 U.S., at 626, lower courts have often cited this proviso about extreme cases to justify gun laws in average contexts. There is no evidence that the Supreme Court intended that language to be a license to avoid its common sense holding in average contexts. Unfortunately, Heller’s acknowledgment of exceptions for gun laws at the extreme is in danger of swallowing Heller’s rule for the average case. This case is not about extraordinary weapons lying at the outer limits of Second Amendment protection. The banned “assault weapons” are not bazookas, howitzers, or machineguns. Those arms are dangerous and solely useful for military purposes. Instead, the firearms deemed “assault weapons” are fairly ordinary, popular, modern rifles. This is an average case about average guns used in average ways for average purposes.
One is to be forgiven if one is persuaded by news media and others that the nation is awash with murderous AR-15 assault rifles. The facts, however, do not support this hyperbole, and facts matter. Federal Bureau of Investigation murder statistics do not track assault rifles, but they do show that killing by knife attack is far more common than murder by any kind of rifle. In California, murder by knife occurs seven times more often than murder by rifle. For example, according to F.B.I. statistics for 2019, California saw 252 people murdered with a knife, while 34 people were killed with some type of rifle – not necessarily an AR-15. A Californian is three times more likely to be murdered by an attacker’s bare hands, fists, or feet, than by his rifle. In 2018, the statistics were even more lopsided as California saw only 24 murders by some type of rifle. The same pattern can be observed across the nation.”
And the next gem I saw was this: “Judicial recognition of an individual right to keep and bear arms to be respected by the states would come later with the Heller decision in 2008 and the McDonald decision in 2010. See McDonald v. City of Chicago, Ill., 561 U.S. 742, 767 (2010) (“[I]n Heller, we held that individual self-defense is ‘the central component’ of the Second Amendment right.”).” That undermines a tremendous number of gun restrictions across the country by its self.
But this is the opening salvo on what becomes a full-scale artillery bombardment of the individuals, reasoning behind, and methodology that California used to create their AWB.
“In the year 1989, the California Legislature was not concerned with maintaining room for a citizen’s constitutional right to have a common firearm of one’s choosing to defend hearth and home. In making its policy choice, the California Legislature neither mentioned a modern rifle as a means of self-defense nor did the core Second Amendment right appear to have been any part of its consideration. The formal legislative findings say
nothing about self-defense. See § 30505(a). The balance was simply about criminal use, on the one hand, versus sporting or recreational activities, on the other hand. In the pre-Heller jurisprudential milieu, the pure policy choice made sense.”
We will explore the entire document piece at a time and dissect it for what it says and how it affects legislation
and his evisceration of the individuals involved in the entire process over the last 32 years. We will do our best
to post an addition to this each week in the blog, so please check in regularly. Also, let us know your thoughts on each piece, we want to hear from you!
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