Californians can seek gun restraining-orders
October 1, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Tuesday that will allow family members to seek court orders temporarily prohibiting their relatives from possessing firearms. [Sacramento Bee]
Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner authored the bill in response to a deadly shooting in Isla Vista in May. The new law will allow family members of individuals displaying signs of mental illness to request a court order temporarily barring the relatives from purchasing or using a gun.
Brown also signed a bill authored by Democratic State Senator Kevin de Leon, which will require toy guns to be brightly colored. The bill emerged in response to incidents in the state in which police officers shot young Californians carrying replica guns.
The governor did, though, veto one gun bill, which would have required Californians to register firearms they make themselves. Concerns about the availability of homemade guns, including ones produced by 3-D printers, prompted the introduction of the bill.