Imperial Valley Press

California may expand gun violence restrainin­g order law

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California lawmakers are taking steps to let school employees ask judges to temporaril­y strip gun rights from potentiall­y dangerous people. The state Assembly passed a bill Monday that would allow school employees and co-workers to request gun violence restrainin­g orders against people who show warning signs of violence.

California is one of a handful of states that already allow immediate family members and police to request such restrainin­g orders. Democratic lawmakers supporting the bill invoked the Friday shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that killed 10. Some Republican­s say they worry the bill wouldn’t give gun owners enough opportunit­y to defend themselves in court if a restrainin­g order is requested against them.

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