'Gun Violence Restraining Order' Legislation Passes CA Senate Committee
Legislation containing "Gun Violence Restraining Orders" which could include bans on gun ownership for persons convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) has cleared the California Senate Public Safety Committee and is headed to the CA Senate Appropriations Committee.
The legislation--AB 1014--is sponsored by Assembly members Nancy Skinner (D-15) and Das Williams (D-37).
According to KFBK News Radio, the bill "would give law enforcement the ability to obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order to temporarily limit a person's access to firearms when there are warning signs of violence."
When issued, such restraining orders "would be valid for one year."
The legislation is intended to provide an avenue through which "a family member could petition the court to temporarily remove firearms from a person they think poses a credible risk of harm to himself or others."
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