Attorney General Bill Lockyer Issues Statement on United States Supreme Court Decision Upholding State's Assault Weapons Ban

Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

(Sacramento) – Attorney General Bill Lockyer today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision denying certiorari to the Kasler v. Lockyer case and upholding California's "Roberti-Roos" law, the country's first assault weapons law:

"The highest court in the land has spoken, and the nation's first assault weapons law has been upheld. By denying cert in this case, the court has declared victory for states seeking to protect public safety through the enactment of reasonable gun control laws. "

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