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California's Sensible New Gun Law

A sensible new gun law in California seeks only to prevent guns from reaching the hands of the mentally disturbed.
Keeping guns out of the wrong hands.

It's unlikely that California Governor Jerry Brown had Colby Sue Weathers in mind when he signed Assembly Bill 1014 into law yesterday. The law enables people to temporarily prevent mentally disturbed family members from possessing or purchasing guns. A so-called gun-violence restraining order, akin to the one used to obtain restraining orders in domestic violence cases, will allow police to search for and seize firearms.

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