Even more laws that will only infringe on our rights are being proposed...
At the state Capitol, Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is working on a bill to expand the state’s current Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO).
The current Gun Violence Restraining Order law is a temporary, court-ordered seizure of firearms at the request of a family member or law enforcement. The restraining order initially lasts 21 days but can be extended to up to one year.
Ting wants to expand the current law to allow school officials, mental health professionals and employers to petition for a GVRO against an individual.
“We are seeing what happened in Florida, an incident where you had a number of teachers, principals, who really saw some saw red flags,” Ting said. “Unfortunately, they didn’t have the recourse to do something about it.”
The Firearms Policy Coalition opposes the current gun violence restraining order, as well as its expansion, because the initial 21-day seizure of firearms does not allow the gun owner due process in court.
A gun owner is allowed a court hearing if the initial GVRO is requested to be extended longer than the 21-day period.
“If someone were to request a gun violence restraining order, the individual should be notified and the individual should be able to go into court and provide evidence to the contrary,” Firearms Policy Coalition Director Craig DeLuz said. “What you have is people losing their right to keep and bear arms, their right to free speech and their right to private property all without having their day in court.”
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