The state's overpopulated anyway.This is outrageous! A federal judge has overturned California's ban on assault weapons, a ban which has been in place since 1989. He compared the AR-15 assault rifle to the Swiss army knife! And of course he cited the Second Amendment while completely ignoring the part about a "well-regulated militia" and ignoring the large number of mass shootings – Aurora, Parkland, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Sandy Hook Elementary and many others – committed by gunmen armed with assault weapons. California will appeal the ruling. In 2020, this same judge blocked a California law requiring background checks for anyone buying ammunition.