A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a ruling Friday that noted F-150 pickups are popular, but AR-15s are twice as popular.
The ruling came in Miller v. Bonta, where Judge Roger T. Benitez found California’s “assault weapons” ban unconstitutional.
In the ruling, Benitez used the moniker “modern rifles” to describe AR-15s and other firearms the left labels as “assault weapons.”
He then noted, “Modern rifles are popular. Modern rifles are legal to build, buy, and own under federal law and the laws of 45 states. There are probably more modern rifles in circulation than there are Ford F-150 pickup trucks.”
Benitez added, “In 2018, 909,330 Ford F-150s were sold. Twice as many modern rifles were sold the same year. Imagine, every time one passes a new Ford pickup truck, it is a reminder that two new modern rifles have been purchased. That is