California Eyes First-In-Nation Firearms Restraint
Monday, August 4, 2014
SACRAMENTO California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms away from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.
A Senate committee will hear it Monday as state lawmakers return from a monthlong summer recess.
Connecticut, Indiana and Texas already have laws that let law enforcement seek to take guns from people they consider a danger.
Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner of Berkeley says her California bill would help in cases where family members are the first to see the warning signs.
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