SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – Berkeley Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner is co-authoring a bill that would let authorities confiscate guns from someone who threatens to commit violence, like the gunman in the massacre near UC Santa Barbara.
The bill from Skinner, Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), and state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) would create a “gun violence restraining order,” so that someone like the mother of Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger, can get a judge to take his weapons away before he uses them.
“She had gone to the police. She knew that her son was a potential danger to himself and others,” Skinner said. “And yet her tools to try to get the guns out of his possession, or to get some type of intervention, were very limited.”