And The Beatings Will Continue Till Morale Improves….
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on a 2-1 vote stayed last week’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego holding that the background checks law violated the right the bear arms protected by the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. The Democratic-led state had asked the 9th Circuit to intervene and issue a stay while it appealed what officials called a “dangerous” ruling by Benitez, an appointee of Republican former President George W. Bush who has ruled against other gun control measures in the past.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta, a Democrat, in a post on the social media platform X said the ruling meant that the state’s “life-saving ammunition laws will remain in effect as we continue to defend them in court.”
Benitez’s Jan. 30 ruling was the latest court decision declaring a gun restriction unconstitutional following the conservative-majority Supreme Court’s June 2022 ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. That ruling recognized for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense. It also established a new test for assessing firearms laws, saying restrictions must be “consistent with this nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”