More Californians can seek gun removals after Newsom signs new firearm laws

Friday, October 11, 2019

An excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — California will expand its landmark gun violence restraining order law, allowing co-workers and employers to ask a judge to take away someone’s firearms and extending the maximum length of the bans.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed four bills Friday to bolster the restraining order program, which now allows police, immediate family members and roommates to request that a judge temporarily confiscate firearms and ammunition from people they believe pose a danger to themselves or others.