California's Gun Violence Restraining Order Law: Duplicating Existing Commitment Laws?

7 Pages Posted: 16 May 2016

Date Written: May 16, 2016

Abstract

In the aftermath of the Elliot Rodgers’ mass murder in 2014, California created a Gun Violence Restraining Order Law allowing judges to issue temporary emergency restraining orders to take guns away from subjects of these orders and prohibit them from purchasing firearms. What does this new law accomplish that is not duplicative of existing California law? Are there due process problems with it? What does it fail to do to address public safety concerns?

Keywords: mental illness, firearms regulation

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., California's Gun Violence Restraining Order Law: Duplicating Existing Commitment Laws? (May 16, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2780619 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2780619

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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