He said that like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment that is good for both home and battle. The judge said that the media exaggerates the danger of rifles and cited some surprising FBI crime statistics. He concluded that in order to fulfill the core right of self-defense, every law-abiding responsible individual citizen has a constitutionally protected right to keep and bear firearms for lawful purposes.
The ruling and injunction are stayed for 30 days, during which time the attorney general may appeal and seek a stay from the Court of Appeals.
If you can believe it, a Federal judge in California has overturned the state's onerous AR15 and "assault weapons" ban.
In a lawsuit presented by plaintiff James Miller, Judge Roger Benitez of California's Southern District (George W. Bush appointee) ripped the state's law, referring to it as a "failed experiment" and stating "State level assault weapon bans that remain in effect have little to show."