The Times podcast: The judge who likes to overturn gun laws

Judge Roger Benitez prayer candles
Prayer candles available online contain an image of federal Judge Roger Benitez as “St. Benitez” with a robe, halo and AR-15. Benitez’s rulings overturning key portions of California’s gun control laws have made him famous in some gun interest circles.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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