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Judge Halts California Law Banning Concealed Carry Guns in Many Public Places

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California Attorney General Rob Bonta said that California plans to appeal the decision. The law applies to those with licenses to carry a concealed weapon. Judge Cormac Carney wrote that the new law "turns nearly every public place in California into a 'sensitive place,' effectively abolishing the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding and exceptionally qualified citizens to be armed and to defend themselves in public." He called it "repugnant."

The judge cited a recent landmark Supreme Court decision to justify blocking the sweeping California state law, which had been challenged by the California Rifle and Pistol Association and Gun Owners of America, among other plaintiffs.

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked parts of a California law that would have banned carrying concealed firearms in certain "sensitive places," including places of worship, public libraries, amusement parks, zoos and sporting events.

California is planning to file an appeal of the decision, Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Wednesday, adding that "the court got this wrong."

The law, among a series of gun control measures signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in September, applies to those with licenses to carry a concealed weapon.

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