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SLO Tribune: New California gun law advocated by SLO County man to take effect Jan. 1

Not so good of news... 

Via SLO Tribune:

The law allows for an urgent restraining order that can be applied without the gun owner being present and lasts up to 21 days, after which the subject can contest it before it’s extended for a year. Another version permits the gun owner to protest during an initial hearing and, if a judge bars them from owning guns after that first hearing, once more during a yearlong prohibition.

Even so, gun rights advocates fear people will have their guns taken away without good cause, perhaps targeted by a family member with a grudge.

“Someone who’s requesting a restraining order of this magnitude — we’re talking about taking away someone’s civil rights — needs to understand the gravity of that,” said California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees president Brandon Combs, “and the judge needs to take it as serious as it is and truly require that a showing be made that the person is a likely danger to others or themselves.”

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