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Golden State residents can now petition a judge to temporarily remove a close relative’s firearms if they fear their family member will commit gun violence, thanks to a new safety measure signed into California state law Tuesday by Democratic governor Jerry Brown.
Under the “Gun Violence Restraining Order” law, a successful petition would allow a judge to remove the close relative’s guns for at least 21 days, with the option to extend that period to a year, pending an additional hearing. The law is the first of its kind in the U.S., and will be an extension of existing legislation that temporarily prohibits people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning firearms.
Under the so-called gun violence restraining order in the court system, immediate family members and law enforcement agencies could ask a judge to order guns temporarily removed from certain individuals.
The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family he was in poor mental health and might become violent.
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: snarky412
These gun grabbers can find more loopholes, back doors, and angles... There is no good intention here, but it's worded so that anyone against it must be a psycho, and probably needs their guns taken from them.
As for criminals, they'll still have access to guns and I doubt their family members will speak out.
originally posted by: kicked
i like how the entire article is written from the perspective of the law being about family members taking their relative guns when it says right in the same article that law enforcement can also do it.
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
One of my family members trying to remove my guns for safety would not be safe for my family member.