Appeals court puts hold on overturning California assault weapon ban

A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday put on hold a judge’s ruling this month to overturn California’s 32-year-old ban on assault weapons.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez’s June 4 order, after California officials had appealed the federal judge’s decision to strike down the ban on assault-style weapons.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who had appealed against the decision to overturn the ban, said the state’s assault weapons laws would remain in effect while appellate proceedings continue.

“We won’t stop defending these life-saving laws,” Bonta said on Twitter.

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