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San Diego Leads State In Number Of Gun Restraining Orders

The San Diego Superior Court is shown in this undated photo.

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Since the recent deadly shootings in Texas, Ohio and California, there’s more talk in Washington about enacting gun violence safety laws. Among the ideas getting traction are gun violence restraining orders.

Aired: August 9, 2019 | Transcript

Since the recent deadly shootings in Texas, Ohio and California, there’s more talk in Washington about enacting gun violence safety laws.

Among the ideas getting traction are so-called red-flag laws, which allow authorities to confiscate weapons from people who are legally designated a danger to themselves or others.

California has already enacted gun violence restraining orders and the city of San Diego is leading the state in the number of restraining orders filed by the court.

The city’s success has been noted, and in this year’s state budget, San Diego was given more money to teach other jurisdictions how to carry out the process.

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott joins Midday Edition on Friday to talk about how the red flag law has worked in San Diego.

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