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California enacts two common sense anti-gun violence laws

The website Governing has the basics:

Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills Tuesday written in response to gun tragedies that shook up Northern California: the Isla Vista shooting rampage by a UC Santa Barbara student and the Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy shooting of a boy with a toy gun.

One new law will allow family and friends of a person who is believed to pose a threat or danger to petition a court to remove the person’s guns. The other law will require toy guns sold in the state to have bright-colored markings so that they are not mistaken for real firearms.

For a more in-depth explanation of the new law to allow gun violence protective orders and the senseless mass murder that inspired it, check out the New York Times story by clicking here.

Let’s hope the new laws spur copycat legislatures around the country ASAP.

2 Comments


  1. Sean D Sorrentino

    October 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    So allowing the government to take away the civil rights of citizens based upon the unsupported word of a “relative” is what you consider “Due Process of Law”?

    And you wonder why we don’t trust people like you?

  2. Alan

    October 1, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Once again, California leads the nation. Since a judge would determine if an individual would have their gun(s) confiscated (or not), then due process is indeed at work, for the benefit of the individual and society at large. I can’t see why removing a firearm from a potentially dangerous, and/or mentally disturbed individual could be perceived as anything but good? The NRA would (of course) counter with their old, tired, “slippery slope” argument about guv’mint takin yer gunz.

    I guess this can be interpreted as the US taking one small step closer to joining the rest of the civilized world with some common sense gun control.

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