Knights Party Press Release: June 7. 2021

Many people don’t understand that our God-given right to bear arms, includes any and all firearms. Our forefathers didn’t pick and choose what was, and was not included. On Saturday, June 5th, The Blaze ran this headline, “Federal judge strikes down California’s 30-year-old ban on assault weapons.”

A federal judge on Friday struck down California’s three-decade-old ban on so-called “assault weapons”, declaring the law unconstitutional in a ruling hailed by gun rights activists.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California said the state’s assault weapons ban unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of the right to own firearms that are commonly owned in other states and do not fall under the Supreme Court’s definition of a weapon that is not protected by the Second Amendment.

Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party, based in Harrison, Arkansas said, “Some people will argue that automatic, semi-automatic, or so called ‘assault’ rifles are not needed for hunting. And actually, they’re correct. But our God-given right, protected by our second amendment, has nothing to do with hunting. Our forefathers added the second amendment as a means of protecting ourselves. As times have changed, and criminals have these types of firearms, we as law-abiding citizens need to have access to these same weapons. Like the saying goes, ‘You don’t take a knife to a gunfight’. As well, our forefathers knew from experience that eventually people may have a need to protect themselves from a tyrannical government. Why do you think our government is so deadset on disarming law-abiding citizens?”