Apr. 28, 2023 – People v. Bocanegra (3rd Dist., C095234)

The Court of Appeal holds that PC 30605 (possession of an assault weapon) does not violate the Second Amendment as construed by the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) 554 U.S. 57. The court reasons that assault weapons are “dangerous and unusual weapons” that are “not typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes,” and are therefore outside the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee.