After the mass killing of six college students in Isla Vista in May, lawmakers called for new restrictions to prevent mentally ill people from obtaining guns.
A proposal from Assembly members Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, would allow family members or law enforcement officers to petition a court to remove firearms from someone who they believe presents harm to themselves or others.
As session draws to a close, Skinner will gather with gun control activists outside the Emeryville Police Department at 10 a.m. to bring renewed attention to the bill, which currently awaits a vote on the Senate floor.
Other proposed legislation also followed the killing, including bills from state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, that would require law enforcement to search California’s gun-purchase database before going on a welfare check and provide grants for police to take guns away from those who are not allowed to own them. At the national level, three California lawmakers introduced a bill enabling family members to seek a court order to stop a dangerous person from possessing a firearm.