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On Wednesday, in response to the Isla Vista shootings, a new bill was introduced in the California legislature that would give families, neighbors, friends and law enforcement the ability to appeal to a judge to temporarily remove firearms while a court determines a person’s competency.
State Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who introduced Assembly Bill 1014, said it would function like a temporary restraining order, providing people who were the subject of the court action with due process rights to make their case to keep their firearms. If they did not prevail, they could also appeal to the court to have them returned at a later date, after the court deems the person to no longer be a threat to themselves or to others.
The bill would not give the court or authorities the ability to remove other weapons, like knives, which were used by Rodger to kill his two roommates as well as a college friend who was visiting the two young men.
“This is a common sense tool that could be used by a family member, a roommate or a concerned friend who saw clear warning signals that a person was a clear threat of violence to themselves or others,” Skinner said in an interview.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
In response to the Isla Vista shootings?
Half of the victims were STABBED TO DEATH.
What will they do in response to the Isla Vista mass stabbing?
Never let a good crisis go to waste!
originally posted by: DocMartigann
a reply to: LightningStrikesHere
California will be gun free in two flicks of a badgers tail!
no it wont, you are delusional if you think otherwise. They dont call it the wild west for nothing.