After the deadly shooting spree last May in Isla Vista, two new laws have been put on the books in California to help head off another potential massacre somewhere else.
The rampage by Elliot Rodger left seven dead and 13 wounded. Three of the victims were stabbed to death. Three were killed by gunshots and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s department says Rodgers killed himself with a shot to the head.
Assemblyman Das Williams and State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson moved quickly to get legislation approved to help family members and law enforcement officers facing members of the public who have guns and are considered a risk.
One law requires law enforcement agencies to set up procedures for officers to review gun ownership data when dealing with a high risk person.
The other law gives family members or law enforcement a court hearing to seek a 21-day restraining order to remove weapons from someone also considered a risk to themselves or others.