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Federal judge strikes down California’s assault weapons ban

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A federal Judge struck down California’s three-decade ban on assault weapons, saying that it violates the Second Amendment. In the ruling on Friday, Judge Roger Benitez said the AR-15 rifle was “like a Swiss Army knife” and called it a “home defense weapon.” The AR-15 has been used in many of the country’s deadliest mass shootings.