“This case is not about extraordinary weapons lying at the outer limits of Second Amendment protection. The banned ‘assault weapons’ are not bazookas, howitzers, or machine guns. Those arms are dangerous and solely useful for military purposes,” Instead, the firearms deemed ‘assault weapons’ are fairly ordinary, popular, modern.” - Judge Benitez
The judge said despite California’s ban, there currently are an estimated 185,569 assault weapons registered with the state.
They were grandfathered in before California’s evolving definition of an assault weapon.