This week, the Assembly Public Safety Committee failed to pass out anti-gun bill, AB 61, which would expand the list of those eligible to file “gun violence” restraining orders. A motion to reconsider the bill at a later date this session was granted. Additionally, AJR 4 was passed by the Assembly Public Safety Committee, as well as the full Assembly. It will now head to the Senate for further consideration.
Assembly Bill 61, sponsored by Assembly Member Philip Ting (D-19), would expand the list of those eligible to file “gun violence” restraining orders (GVRO) beyond the currently authorized reporters which include immediate family and law enforcement. The new list is expanded to employers, coworkers and employees of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months. GVRO’s can remove a person’s Second Amendment Rights, not based on criminal convictions or mental adjudications, but based on third party allegations often without due process until weeks after a person’s rights have been suspended.
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